PHIA News Digest – Vol. 97

October 24, 2016

PDSITELOGO2Pennsylvania Senate endorses use of speed radar, automated tickets

Another effort approved unanimously by the state Senate covers the use of speed cameras in active work zones on interstates and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Specifically, SB840 would set up a five-year pilot program for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Turnpike Commission to post speed cameras.

Pennsylvania bills intended to improve safety along roadways

PennDOT already has guidelines in place for protective fence-railing. However, the rule applies only for limited circumstances, including where there is a bridge with a sidewalk over an interstate, railroad or other limited-access freeway.

The Senate Transportation Committee already approved the bill to require protective fencing to be included on new bridges. The rule would also apply to existing interstate bridges when a major renovation is needed.

PA Celebrates School Bus Safety Poster, Roadeo Winners

The Pennsylvania School Bus Association said members of the state’s school transportation community gathered at a reception hosted by Gov. Tom Wolfe [sic] to commemorate National School Bus Safety Week, which included recognition for the Pennsylvania School Bus Driver Safety Competition and student winners of the annual School Bus Safety Poster Contest.

Pennsylvania House passes bill to allow Uber, Lyft to operate permanently

Ride-sharing company Uber has been at odds recently with segments of Pennsylvania government, but the state House of Representative


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