PHIA News Digest – Vol. 8, No. 17

April 24, 2023

‘King of Asphalt’ Bud Shuster dies at age 91

Former Rep. Bud Shuster of Pennsylvania, a congressional power broker whose mastery of earmarked spending and highway projects in the 1990s earned him the sobriquet “King of Asphalt,” died Wednesday at age 91.

Charles Anderson Bridge may now be closed until 2025

An update from the city Tuesday indicates the Charles Anderson Bridge, closed since February, may stay closed into 2025. A post on the rehabilitation project’s page said repairs are “anticipated to take two construction seasons, with the possibility of extending into a third season.”

SEPTA launches on-demand transit

The Philadelphia suburbs will soon have a new transit option thanks to an on-demand service from SEPTA. Riders will be able to request a lift through their phones and see when a driver could arrive. SEPTA says there will be a 30-minute response time from the initial request.


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