PHIA News Digest – Vol. 28

June 16, 2015

PDSITELOGO2Casey, Lehigh Valley officials call for long-term highway bill
Approving a long-term highway bill would be a sharp reversal from recent years, when federal lawmakers passed a lengthy series of short-term extensions. The most recent, approved in late May, keeps money flowing through July 31.

Pa. bill would allow speed cameras in highway work zones
A Pennsylvania lawmaker has introduced legislation that would allow cameras to photograph the license plates of drivers who speed through highway construction zones.

Senate Bill 840, proposed by Sen. David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) would establish a five-year pilot program for automated speed enforcement on interstates and the Turnpike.

Fuel tax hike off the table, Shuster tells transportation roundtable
The chairman of the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee says raising the federal gas tax is off the table, but he’s still confident a long-term transportation bill will pass Congress this year.

Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., appearing at a transportation roundtable at Georgia Tech Tuesday, said he thinks the funding idea that has the strongest chance of making it through Congress is what some senators call “repatriation,” according to an article that appeared on the website of Atlanta’s national public radio station WABE.


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