PHIA NEWS DIGEST

PHIA News Digest – Vol. 9, No. 21

May 20, 2024

PennDOT invites applicants to the Pedalcycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

PennDOT announced that the department is accepting letters of interest and resumes for voluntary positions on the Pedalcycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PPAC). PPAC advises and comments on all aspects of cycling and pedestrian program activities being undertaken or financially assisted by PennDOT and other agencies of state government. Applications are reviewed by PennDOT and ultimately subject to approval by the governor. Applications will be accepted until June 6.

Ride of silence held in Harrisburg to recognize bicyclists injured and killed in 2023

A ride of silence took place on Wednesday night in Harrisburg to recognize bicyclists injured and killed in crashes in 2023. Cyclists participated in a 2.5-mile ride that ended at the steps of the state Capitol.

REAL ID uptake only 21%; PennDOT halves answering time on calls

PennDOT is noticing more Real IDs issued in the commonwealth — but expects only a quarter of residents to have them by the federal deadline in 2025.

Va. has highest interstate road tolls

Virginia’s maximum fee on interstate toll roads averages $3.27 a mile — significantly higher than any of the other 23 states analyzed. In fact, it’s 89.0% higher than in Pennsylvania, which has an average maximum fee of $1.73 a mile on interstate toll roads. Maine ($1.56) rounds out the top three. Conversely, Utah has the lowest maximum fee (averaging $0.03 a mile), followed by Massachusetts ($0.07) and Indiana ($0.08).

 

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