PHIA News Digest – Vol. 8, No. 1

January 4, 2023

Pa. Turnpike toll increase to start this weekend

In August, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission approved a 5% increase for customers using the E-ZPass and toll-by-plate systems across the state. The increase will take effect at midnight on Sunday.

Pa. rings in the new year with an increase in gas tax

Gas prices might be dropping on the national level, but Pennsylvanians are about to see increased gas taxes in the new year.

In new year, $250 in unpaid turnpike tolls could mean loss of vehicle registration

On Monday, a new state law will go into effect that suspends the registrations of Pennsylvania vehicle owners who owe $250 or more in turnpike tolls.

PA State Police announces Christmas holiday crash and enforcement results 

The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 661 motor vehicle crashes in which seven people died and 113 others were injured during the Christmas holiday weekend from December 23-25.

USDOT awards $273.9M to rural transportation improvement projects

PennDOT will receive $69 million as part of a more than $416 million project to construct approximately 6.1 miles of new four-lane limited access highway connecting U.S. Routes 11/15 near Selinsgrove to U.S. Route 15 near Winfield and will include an interchange and connector within Shamokin Dam to PA Route 61 into Sunbury.

Inflation could sap infrastructure act’s buying power this year

Inflation could severely weaken the impact of funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, experts say.


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