Study IDs consequences of funding cuts

October 26, 2012

Cutting funds for transportation without reforming the existing federal surface transportation program would create significant economic consequences, according to a study by the Bipartisan Policy Center.

In metropolitan regions especially, congestion would increase and transit service would decline. The impacts would reverberate nationally because the regions in question account for a substantial percentage of national economic activity and growth, the study said. Read more


October lettings total $175 million

October 24, 2012

The state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) bid over $175 million in projects in October bringing the year-to-date total to $1.802 billion.   At this same point in 2011, PennDOT had bid $1.492 billion. Read more


Turnpike CEO Roger Nutt resigns

October 10, 2012

Pennsylvania Turnpike CEO Roger Nutt has announced he is leaving his post at the end of this month for health reasons.

Nutt, 72, was named CEO in March 2011. Turnpike COO Craig Shuey, a PHIA board member, will serve as acting CEO until a permanent replacement is named.

Nutt, PA Turnpike CEO, will resign effective at the end of the month

Nutt previously held various positions at New Jersey transportation agencies for 28 years, including serving as executive director of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, the New Jersey Highway Authority and the New Jersey Transit Corporation.

He leaves as the Turnpike is moving toward a fully automated tolling system. His tenure also has included expansion of the toll road’s capital improvement program.

To read the statement from the PA Turnpike Commission, click here.




PHIA commissions study on most congested corridors in PA

October 4, 2012

The Pennsylvania Highway Information Association (PHIA) is partnering with The Road Information Program (TRIP) in researching Pennsylvania’s most congested corridors.  The report is expected to be released by the end of the year and is being conducted in cooperation with the PA Department of Transportation (PENNDOT).

The report will provide information on the most congested corridors in several urban areas throughout the Commonwealth.  The focus regions are: Allentown-Reading; Harrisburg-Lancaster-York; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; and Scranton-Wilkes/Barre.  The report will provide a description of each corridor, an estimate of the amount and value of fuel and time wasted by commuters traveling on these corridors and a description of the improvements needed to relieve congestion on these routes. Read more