PHIA News Digest – Vol. 7, No. 47

November 21, 2022

Pa. started 1,078 transportation projects in year-one of infrastructure law

Pennsylvania leveraged $2.4 billion in federal highway and bridge formula funds in FY 2022 to help jumpstart 1,078 new improvement projects in communities across the state during the first year of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), a review of U.S. Treasury Department data through September 30 shows.

Md. officials announce U.S. 219 funding in Garrett County

As part of a four-day scheduled visit to the western part of the state, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan stopped in Grantsville on Oct. 17 to announce $77 million in funding that will complete the remaining 8-mi. segment of U.S. 219 between I-68 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which includes 1 mi. in Maryland.

Infrastructure law has been ‘game changer’ for Gov. Wolf

A year after President Biden signed a bill sending $1 trillion to states and municipalities to fix the nation’s ailing infrastructure, Gov. Tom Wolf says the law will be a “game changer for Pennsylvania,” as money continues to flow toward projects in Pennsylvania.

Pa. infrastructure sees slight improvement since 2018

So how is it holding up in Pennsylvania? Well in the last four years since the American Society of Civil Engineers released its infrastructure report, the grade has stayed the same: C-minus.

What has the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law done for Pa?

According to a Nov. release from the White House, $7.9 billion in infrastructure funding has been announced for Pennsylvania and already has been allocated for over 150 specified projects across the commonwealth.

Will act of ‘spite’ by Pa. House GOP cost the state hundreds of millions in federal funding?

Pennsylvania’s Independent Regulatory Review Commission voted 4-1 on Thursday to approve tighter emission standards for the conventional oil and gas industry, but a House committee vote will delay the state’s implementation of the regulation and cause the state to miss a deadline set by the federal government.

Cameras in this Pa. transit system will soon be able to tell if you have a gun

SEPTA will start using an artificial intelligence system that detects firearms. A pilot program from ZeroEyes has been approved. The U.S. Department of Defense uses the company’s program, according to Philly Voice.


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