PHIA News Digest – Vol. 7, No. 31

August 1, 2022

Pa. law highlights clean transportation

As part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, PennDOT will receive and distribute $171.5 million in National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure formula funds for EV charging infrastructure over the next five years.

PennDOT charges ahead on EV infrastructure development in Pa.

Pennsylvania is set to invest millions of dollars in federal funding to develop its existing electric vehicle infrastructure for increased accessibility.

PennDOT submits $171 million EV charging station plan to feds

Monday is the deadline for states to submit proposals for millions in funds toward electronic vehicle infrastructure and Pennsylvania turned in its homework last week to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Exploring turnpike alternatives

No one can say for sure if, or by how much, another 5% Pennsylvania Turnpike toll increase would impact traffic volume going forward

Transportation tax structure needs jolt

The joy of driving past the gas station — every gas station — belongs for now to only about 30,000 Pennsylvanians who own electric vehicles. But they are just the front edge of the wave. Americans bought more than 208,000 fully electric vehicles in the first quarter of this year. EV sales doubled in 2021 to 4.6% of all vehicles sold.

Fern Hollow Bridge could reopen by the end of the year

Construction on the new Fern Hollow Bridge continued as workers moved the first support beams into place on Monday. Officials from Pittsburgh and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation hope the bridge will open by the end of the year.

PennDOT expands online services for people with disabilities

PennDOT is expanding online services for people with disabilities. Customers who have a Person with Disabilities Parking Placard now have the option to renew, request a replacement or update the address on their placard online.


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