PHIA NEWS DIGEST

PHIA News Digest – Vol. 9, No. 17

April 22, 2024

Economic fallout from Baltimore’s bridge collapse hits home

Maryland legislators are taking steps to protect workers and businesses affected by the port and highway closure. There are broader, indirect effects, however, that are creating additional uncertainty.

Pa. crash statistics for 2022

There were 115,938 traffic crashes in the Commonwealth in 2022, the most recent year for which crash data are available. Those crashes claimed the lives of 1,179 people and injured 67,012 others.

PennDOT and lawmakers share plans for I-80/I-99 high-speed interchange project in Bellefonte

PennDOT and local lawmakers are highlighting the start of construction season in Pennsylvania, including a long-awaited project that will connect two interstates in Bellefonte. This is the third and final phase of a project that was announced in 2018.

SEPTA serious crimes down 45%, mirroring national trend

Philadelphia residents have had to suffer more criminal activity in recent years, but the tide may be turning. Though some violent crime rates are still higher than before the pandemic, public transit is getting safer.

 

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