PHIA News Digest – Vol. 8, No. 19

May 8, 2023

PennDOT secretary confirmed

A former state representative has been confirmed as Pennsylvania’s newest transportation secretary. The state Senate confirmed Mike Carroll to serve as the new leader for PennDOT. Carroll comes to the position after serving as a Democratic chairman for the House Transportation Committee for the last four years.

Your peeling license plate could cost you a $100 fine

PennDOT says thousands of state-issued license plates are peeling. At a drive-in clinic at the AAA Pleasant Hills facility on Tuesday, cars, trucks and SUVs lined up to fix their peeling license plates.

PennDOT announces 20+ forms can now be submitted online

PennDOT has announced that over 20 driver licensing and motor vehicle forms are now available to be submitted electronically. The department says the move is designed to provide faster and more efficient customer service to Pennsylvania residents.

Pa. Turnpike starts final phase of all-electronic tolling

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced it has begun the final stages of the All-Electric Tolling program.

Revenue Department releases April collections

In addition to the General Fund collections, the Motor License Fund received $291.0 million for the month, $4.5 million below estimate. Fiscal year-to-date collections for the fund – which include the commonly known gas and diesel taxes, as well as other license, fine and fee revenues – total $2.4 billion, which is $66.0 million, or 2.8 percent, above estimate.

House panel examines ways to collect road costs from EV users

Thirty states have enacted road use fees for electric vehicles, Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee Chairman Ed Neilson, D-Philadelphia, said. The challenge for Pennsylvania is determining a fair and equitable way to do so, Neilson said.


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