PHIA NEWS DIGEST

PHIA News Digest – Vol. 8, No. 50

December 19, 2023

Automated work zone speed cameras reauthorized

State lawmakers and Gov. Josh Shapiro this week reauthorized the deployment of automated speed cameras that are primarily used in work zones to deter speeding in areas where people maintenance or construction crews are often separated from fast-moving traffic by cones or channelizing device.

Shapiro recounts 2023 accomplishments

Since taking office, Governor Shapiro and his administration have gotten stuff done by repairing our roads and bridges, investing in infrastructure, and supporting Pennsylvania’s state parks – from reopening a portion of I-95 in Philadelphia just 12 days after its collapse to delivering the largest investment in state parks in decades.

Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission to transition to cashless tolling

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced its plan to shift its network of toll bridges to cashless all-electronic toll collections by January 2025.

Municipalities ill-equipped to apply for transportation grants

Though small localities qualify for state and federal funds to match transportation projects, they have a devil of a time getting them. PennDOT’s State Transportation Commission has cast its attention on the problem, partnering with the Center for Rural Pennsylvania to survey the issues and suggest more state matching funds to overcome some hurdles and change some property tax rules.

Pa. invests $42.5 million in 25 rail projects

PennDOT announced the approval of 25 rail freight improvement projects that will enhance freight mobility while creating or sustaining nearly 300 jobs across Pennsylvania.

 

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