PHIA News Digest – Vol. 7, No. 9

February 28, 2022

Bridge tolls, package fees considered to replace lost Pa. gas tax revenue

A bridge tolling project that would add user fees to nine bridges across Pennsylvania raised some eyebrows at a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing, but the state Department of Transportation argued it’s a crucial way to fund bridge and road upgrades.

Key points from Senate budget hearings

Senate Transportation Committee Chair Wayne Langerholc (R-35) explored PennDOT’s plan to add tolls to nine interstate bridges through the Public-Private Partnership program. He urged further discussions on alternative means to fund bridge work.

SEPTA board approves program to promote safety on its system

SEPTA has approved a new program that will add guides to serve as ambassadors on the system.

Pa.’s first automated shuttle coming to the Philadelphia Navy Yard

Pennsylvania’s first automated vehicle shuttle is coming to Philadelphia this summer. The shuttle will provide visitors and employees with transportation services within the Philadelphia Navy Yard and to SEPTA’s NRG Station located at Broad Street and Pattison Avenue.

Pennsylvania hates potholes. See how much they complain about them

A study by Stacker utilizing data from Clunker Junker found that Pennsylvania is in the top 10 of states with the most pothole complaints.


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