PHIA News Digest – Vol. 6, No. 32

August 10, 2021

Meuser: Infrastructure bill is ‘good, not great’

The Republican congressman who represents Pennsylvania’s ninth congressional district was the keynote speaker at the Greater Susquehanna Valley’s Rise and Shine Legislative Breakfast at Country Cupboard in Lewisburg on Friday morning. Meuser offered his praises and criticisms of the nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan.

PBA calls plan to replace state gas tax ‘short-sighted’

A commission created by Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed replacing Pennsylvania’s gas tax primarily with fees based on miles driven and increased use of tolling.

Pa. funding plan ‘dead on arrival,’ legislators say

A package of transportation revenue options proposed last week will not pass the General Assembly this year, legislators said, leaving questions about how the state will address its multibillion dollar infrastructure problem.

CEOs hope Biden-Congress deal can fix logistics issues

Every vehicle that comes off the assembly line at Volvo Construction Equipment Corp. in central Pennsylvania is a test of America’s highways, rail lines, and ports. And too often they let the company down—slowing the influx of global supplies that feed its main U.S. production facility, which builds wheel loaders, soil compactors, and other industrial vehicles.

PennDOT opens survey about drivers’ safety habits

PennDOT is seeking input on drivers’ safety habits in an annual online survey. The responses to the department’s Highway Safety Survey will help officials determine ways to make roads safer for motorists.


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