PHIA News Digest – Vol. 7, No. 14

April 4, 2022

Revenue Department releases March 2022 collections

In addition to the General Fund collections, the Motor License Fund received $239.7 million for the month, $19.4 million above estimate. Fiscal year-to-date collections for the fund – which include the commonly known gas and diesel taxes, as well as other license, fine and fee revenues – total $2.1 billion, which is $55.6 million, or 2.7 percent, above estimate.

There’s growing urgency for passenger rail projects to move at high speed

With billions in new federal funding available, advocates see a narrow window to deliver new lines, faster trains and other ambitious upgrades. But there are plenty of difficulties that could throw their plans off the tracks.

Bids opened for first contract of CSVT southern section

Work on southern section of the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway is a big step closer to getting underway. PennDOT announced Friday bids were opened for the first contracts involving the southern section of the new highway.

PennDOT accepting unsolicited P-3 proposals until April 30

PennDOT’s Office of Public-Private Partnerships announced that it is accepting unsolicited proposals for transportation projects from the private sector through April 30.

Pa.’s most traveled bridge that doesn’t meet safety standards

Of the bridges in poor or worse condition in the state, the bridge on Interstate 95 over Fraley Street in Philadelphia County — built in 1967 — carries the largest number of commuters and travelers, with an estimated 202,857 daily crossings on average.

State House committee passes bill pushing for EZ-Pass transparency

The Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee voted unanimously Tuesday on a bill that would push for more transparency for E-ZPass holders.


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