PHIA News Digest – Vol. 6, No. 43

November 1, 2021

SEPTA workers reach contract days before deadline

Members of Philadelphia’s largest transit workers’ union reached a tentative contract agreement early Friday, averting a possible strike that threatened to bring elevated trains, buses and trolleys to a halt and leave thousands of children and educators without a way to get to school Monday.

Penn Twp. Turnpike interchange to become a reality

Penn Township will be getting a Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange as the commission overseeing the highway has been relieved of a multi-million-dollar annual obligation to PennDOT, officials announced Thursday.

Gov. Wolf highlights infrastructure investments during Philaport tour

Gov. Tom Wolf joined U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh to tour The Port of Philadelphia (Philaport) to highlight the Wolf administration’s significant investments and job creation opportunities.

Records show 500,000 violations from work zone speed cameras

Records show more than a half-million speeding violations have been issued at Pennsylvania construction zones since the state began using work zone speed cameras last year. In the nine months that the cameras operated last year, they recorded more than 219,000 violations statewide and $1.7 million in fines.

Berks lawmaker wants to restore turnpike tollbooth jobs

State Rep. Manny Guzman, a Reading Democrat, said Wednesday that he plans to introduce legislation that would restore in-person tollbooth jobs on the turnpike during peak travel times.

PennDOT seeking input on Lenhartsville bridge project

PennDOT has begun accepting public comment regarding its plan to replace Interstate 78’s Lenhartsville bridge in Berks County, a project that would be paid for by tolling motorists who traverse the span.

Petition to stop PennDOT from submitting approximately 3,000 signatures on Bridgeville Interstate 79

An online petition to suspend toll proposals on Interstate 79 is gaining momentum with nearly 3,000 signatures. According to PennDOT, the proposal will add tolls to the Bridgeville interchange in South Fayette Township.


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