PHIA News Digest – Vol. 2, No. 36

September 18, 2017

PA House Passes Bill to Raid Transportation Funds

Around 10pm on Wednesday, the Pennsylvania state House voted to raid various funds throughout the state government—including $100 million from transportation—to plug up the state budget hole.

Editorial | A completed Route 219 would give tremendous boost to region

Motorists are anticipating the opening of the new Route 219 south segment almost as much as kids look forward to Christmas.

Alloway warns lawmakers: Leave transportation money alone

A group of conservative Republicans in the House have proposed balancing Pennsylvania’s overdue budget by withdrawing money from special government accounts, including nearly half a billion dollars from transportation accounts.

Wolf administration hosting Pennsylvania’s first-ever summit on automated vehicles

A Carnegie Mellon University expert on self-driving cars is one of the featured speakers at an automated vehicle summit convened by Gov. Tom Wolf.

The murky future of driverless vehicles

There is little doubt that autonomous vehicles (AVs) are going to transform our transportation landscape. But predicting the timing of the arrival of self-driving vehicles into the mass market, and the manner and magnitude of their impact on our communities, carries considerable uncertainty.


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