PHIA News Digest – Vol. 6, No. 33

August 18, 2021

Norfolk Southern to resume its Pa. terminal

In line with its efforts to meet strong market demand, Norfolk Southern Corporation announced plans to reopen its intermodal facility in Greencastle, Pennsylvania.

Turnpike construction worker not hurt in Hempfield hit-and-run

A construction worker was not hurt after a hit-and-run on the Pennsylvania Turnpike early Thursday in Hempfield, according to state police.

Get a GARVEE to upgrade PA infrastructure

A monumental task facing our commonwealth right now is how to best reform and pay for Pennsylvania’s transportation system. The Senate Transportation Committee, under the guidance of Sen. Wayne Langerholc Jr., R-35, has been having conversations with myself and our fellow Senators, stakeholders and commonwealth residents, as well as considering how other states have handled funding their transportation projects.

Bridge toll alternative coming to Pa.

One leading Pennsylvania state lawmaker has offered a transportation funding plan as an alternative to bridge tolls. Sen. Wayne Langerholc, R-Cambria, is chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. He has announced a plan to help address the state Department of Transportation’s $8.1 billion budget deficit for infrastructure repairs.

U.S. Senate OKs $1.2T bipartisan infrastructure bill

The U.S. Senate voted 69-30 on Tuesday a sweeping bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, a milestone for one of President Joe Biden’s priorities after months of negotiation.

Pa. could get billions to fix roads and bridges, improve transit

President Joe Biden’s signature $1.2 trillion infrastructure package passed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday will direct billions to Pennsylvania to fix structurally deficient roads and bridges, improve public transportation and reclaim abandoned mines.


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