PHIA News Digest – Vol. 2, No. 18

May 1, 2017

PDSITELOGO2Public bus system moves forward

LOCK HAVEN — The initiative to determine if a public bus system can fit the dynamics of rural Clinton County took a step forward Thursday.

The county commissioners and their partners are looking into the possibility of applying for a three-year demonstration grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

PennDOT ready for input on southern section of CSVT

MONTOURSVILLE– PennDOT’s first draft of the CSVT Southern Section design…will soon be unveiled.  The public will have an opportunity to voice their opinions on The Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation project southern section at a public meeting to held by PennDOT.

On May 25 at the Selinsgrove Middle School, PennDOT’s project design team will make a presentation at 6:30 p.m. An open house will follow and project design team members will be available to address question and receive feedback.

Changes to Pennsylvania State Police funding conceivable

In the state of Pennsylvania there have been significant conversations about the Motor License Fund.

According to the fund, money from gasoline and other fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees and license taxes, are put into the fund for the construction, maintenance and repair of/and safety on public highways. Currently this includes funding for the Pennsylvania State Police.

Currently, the fund is having a difficult time covering all aspects under the Motor License Fund and the state Legislature has put a cap on the amount of spending for the fund.

PennDOT announces $195 million in north central PA infrastructure projects

Gov. Tom Wolf and the state Department of Transportation announced a string of projects, based largely in the north central Pennsylvania region. The projects will cost a combined $195 million to improve roadways and bridges, according to a release.


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