PHIA News Digest – Vol. 98

October 31, 2016

PDSITELOGO2PennDOT OK with EMTA compromise

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation supports the city-county compromise that forged a new 10-year operating charter for the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority.

Cambria County officials back expansion of passenger rail service

Two months after Cambria County’s president commissioner and other local officials testified before the Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee about the advantages of expanded passenger rail service between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, all three commissioners approved a resolution supporting the proposal.

Pennsylvania Turnpike IDs Biggest Toll Violators

The Pennsylvania Turnpike has publicly identified the most egregious commercial toll violators, each of which owes more than $20,000 in unpaid tolls and violations.

Westmoreland County Transit Authority Begins CNG Fleet Conversion

As part of a larger statewide project, the Westmoreland County Transit Authority in Pennsylvania has announced its intention to convert its entire bus fleet to compressed natural gas.

How State Elections Could Affect Road Funding

Transportation may not generate the most salacious headlines this campaign season, but at a time when more states are raising gas taxes and finding other ways to fix up their roads and bridges, the fate of infrastructure improvement plans in several states is riding on voter decisions in November.

Strike Looms for Philadelphia Area Transit

Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee Chairman John Taylor (R., Phila.) implored union representatives and SEPTA negotiators to talk all night Sunday into Monday, if necessary, to avoid a strike that could bring subways, buses, and trolleys in Philadelphia to a halt Tuesday.


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