PHIA News Digest – Vol. 100

November 14, 2016

PDSITELOGO2Law Enforcement, PennDOT Focus on Seat-Belt Use, Impaired Driving as Holiday Travel Period Begins

The Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invite parents and caregivers to make this holiday season a safer one by taking advantage of free car seat checks across the state that will complement the nationwide Click It or Ticket “Operation Safe Holiday” enforcement effort occurring from November 20 through December 4.

Former Pa. Governor, Oklahoma City Mayor to Talk Infrastructure Nov. 14

Pennsylvania’s former governor and infrastructure proponent Ed Rendell (D) will be joined by Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett for an in-depth look at infrastructure and transportation needs for the coming year.

The event, hosted by Bloomberg News at its Washington, D.C., bureau, aims to pull back the curtain at the Trump administration’s focus on highway spending. The presenters at the event also will share perspective on Republican congressional leaders’ agenda for the next two years on infrastructure funding for massive highway programs.

It’s a wrap: Erie region road work all but finished for season

State highway officials are closing the books on a busy 2016 construction season.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation oversaw $73 million worth of construction on area bridges and roadways this year.

Industry pins hopes on Trump delivering freight infrastructure boost

Democrats and Republicans alike are encouraged that a Trump Administration could inject freight infrastructure with a much-needed funding boost, allowing shippers to avoid disruptions and save on transport costs.

Those attending the 2016 JOC Inland Distribution Conference in Memphis this week lauded the Trump team’s promise to introduce legislation within his first 100 days in office that would “spur $1 trillion in infrastructure investment” over the course of a decade. The Republican president-elect has also promised the bill will be “revenue neutral,” leveraging “public-private partnerships, and private investments through tax incentives.”


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