PHIA NEWS DIGEST

PHIA News Digest – Vol 8, No. 44

November 6, 2023

New section of I-95 in Northeast Philly set to open

Federal and state officials gathered along I-95 once again this year on Monday morning — at the site where the roadway collapsed in June — to tout the upcoming reopening of the highway as traffic is set to shift from temporary roadway onto new interstate highway.

GOP majority leader highlights bipartisan efforts in PA Senate

Regarding transportation infrastructure, as another example, Sen. Joe Pittman said a significant effort has been made on that front by moving $125 million out of the state police budget that comes out of the motor license fund and putting it into the general fund budget.

​Administration highlights improved roads, bridges in PennDOT District 9

PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll and PennDOT District 9 Acting District Executive Vince Greenland, P.E., discussed statewide transportation progress and highlighted this year’s active and completed projects in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset counties.

I-83 South Bridge project a step closer to beginning construction

On Wednesday, PennDOT hosted its I-83 South Bridge project’s environmental assessment public hearing in Swatara Township, Dauphin County as it awaits the assessment’s approval from the federal government.

Revenue Department releases October collections

In addition to the General Fund collections, the Motor License Fund received $240.2 million for the month, $1.9 million above 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 $1.1 billion, which is $4.2 million, or 0.4 percent, below estimate.

 

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