PHIA NEWS DIGEST

PHIA News Digest – Vol. 9, No. 15

April 10, 2024

Pa. Turnpike Commission warns of E-ZPass scam

The texts say they’re from “PA Turnpike Toll Services” and include “urgent requests” about the accounts’ overdue balance and coming late fees, according to a release from the Turnpike Commission.

In Md. appearance, Biden pledges federal support to rebuild collapsed bridge

President Joe Biden traveled to Maryland on Friday to tour the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge by helicopter before meeting with the families of the construction workers who are presumed or confirmed dead after the collapse last week.

PennDOT checks safety of structures after earthquake

The tremors of the earthquake felt across our area put PennDOT into action checking the safety of our local bridges and structures.

I-95 NB in Philly reopened after repairs made to Conrail bridge

The northbound lanes of the highway had been closed since April 1, when a tractor-trailer struck the bridge around 1:30 p.m., forcing the closure of I-95 NB near the Betsy Ross Bridge.

Gov. Shapiro announces $20 million for electric vehicle infrastructure

Gov. Josh Shapiro’s administration recently announced a $20 million investment for electric vehicle charging infrastructure across Pennsylvania.

Letter regarding authorization for rebuilding Francis Scott Key Bridge

We stand ready to work with the Congress to ensure the City of Baltimore and the State of Maryland have what they need to rebuild the Francis Scott Key Bridge, which is critical to the nation’s workers and economy.

PA invests more than $105.6 million on community and transportation projects

Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Rick Siger announced 244 new projects totaling more than $105.6 million were approved through the Commonwealth Financing Authority.

Revenue Department releases March collections

In addition to the General Fund collections, the Motor License Fund received $236.8 million for the month, $16.1 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 $2.3 billion, which is $30.5 million, or 1.4 percent, above estimate.

 

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