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.

PHIA has worked on numerous reports with TRIP over the past decade with the most recent being in 2010 when it commissioned a Future Mobility in Pennsylvania report.  That report examined the condition and state of mobility in Pennsylvania.  That report can be viewed here.  PHIA continues to be Pennsylvania’s leader in educating the public on the importance of a safe and modern highway system.  Its mission is to help policymakers, media, and the public understand that economic prosperity and a good quality of life simply cannot exist without a sound highway system.  Formed in 1960 when various highway-related industry groups saw the need for increased highway funding and the elimination of the peaks and valleys of the highway construction program, PHIA truly is a “highway users” organization.  Its members consist of highway construction companies, design engineering firms, highway material suppliers, freight trucking companies, AAA, local and state chambers of commerce, local government associations, tourism promotion associations and agricultural groups.



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