PHIA News Digest – Vol. 8, No. 16

April 17, 2023

This is National Work Zone Awareness Week

PennDOT, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, the Pennsylvania State Police and Associated Pennsylvania Constructors hosted an event urging motorists to slow down and pay attention in work zones ahead of National Work Zone Awareness Week.

Speed detection cameras keeping work zones safer 

That pilot ends this year but Acting Transportation Secretary Mike Carroll is urging the General Assembly to extend it or make it a permanent program.

Developments will increase Route 15 traffic volumes, planner predicts

Traffic volumes on a six-mile stretch of Route 15 north of Allenwood are predicted to eventually exceed what they were before the northern section of the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway opened last July.

Support grows for Shapiro’s idea to free up more road, bridge money

Gov. Josh Shapiro’s call for a five-year phase-out of transfers from the Motor License that help to fund state police operations to free up more funding for transportation projects enjoys broad support from various sectors.

Transportation chairs get input on road and bridge funding

State Rep. Ed Neilson, D-Phila., majority chairman of the PA House Transportation Committee, held an informational meeting Tuesday to discuss whether the Motor License Fund should be used in funding the state police. Minority chairman Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre/Mifflin joined Neilson in leading the meeting.

Here’s what PennDOT officials covered during their 12-Year Program forum

Pennsylvania residents could soon see a sharp increase in electric vehicle charging stations along state roads.

Crash deaths up across U.S. with Pa. keeping pace

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, nearly 43,000 people died in U.S. traffic crashes in 2021, the highest since 2005, with deaths due to speeding and impaired driving on the rise.


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