PHIA News Digest – Vol. 88

August 22, 2016

PDSITELOGO2Local projects included in PennDOT’s plan

The first four years of the plan — 2017 to 2020 — are designated as the Transportation Improvement Program or TIP, Tarquino said. Projects ranked first in the report are funded under TIP. TIP is updated every two years and work ranked second and third move up on the list.

Who removes deer carcasses from the side of the road, and where do they end up?: AskPA

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will be required to remove dead deer along state roads during general maintenance or as soon as they’re notified of one because of an amendment, introduced by Sen. Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson County, to House Bill 898, according to his spokesperson Casey Long. It’ll go into effect next month but, until then, the department isn’t required to remove the carcasses within a certain time frame.

Fitch: US Transit Woes Will Continue Until Funding Is Clear

Maintenance problems that halted two of the US’s largest transit systems will likely spread to other systems unless funding needs are addressed and adequately managed, Fitch Ratings says, noting that long-term planning will help manage maintenance and capital requirements.

Possible transportation funding changes could hurt Lehigh Valley

However, the U.S. Department of Transportation wants to change the way transportation funds are allocated along the east coast.


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