PHIA News Digest – Vol. 8, No. 22

May 30, 2023

Legislative shift in how PSP is funded given preliminary approval in Pa. House

The House Transportation Committee voted unanimously to advance House Bill 1162 to the full chamber. The bill is sponsored by the committee’s minority and majority chairs, Rep. Ed Neilson, D-Philadelphia, and Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, R-Centre.

Mon/Fayette Expressway’s next phase

A groundbreaking ceremony marked the start of the next phase of the expressway project. It will go from PA Route 51 in Jefferson Hills to PA Route 837 in Duquesne. This latest phase will have seven sections and cost an estimated $1.3 billion. Work on this phase will continue into the year 2028.

SEPTA’s Richards reappointed as manager, CEO

SEPTA announced the reappointment of Leslie S. Richards as the agency’s general manager and CEO. The SEPTA board and Richards agreed to terms of a four-year contract that runs through January 2027.



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