PHIA News Digest – Vol. 2, No. 41

October 25, 2017

Lawmakers want details before authorizing new funding for state police

Many officials have long been concerned about an increasing reliance on state police for primary patrols without a more direct, fee-for-service type of funding mechanism.  The issue has grown more dire as the state began tapering off diversions to the state police from the state’s Motor License Fund.

PennDOT to reveal new path for thruway in Snyder County

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation plans to reveal the new location for an approximately two-mile section of the Route 15 bypass in Snyder County at a public meeting Nov. 15. Feedback will be sought at the meeting to be held at the Selinsgrove Middle School, spokesman David Thompson said.

I-95 Corridor Coalition, Delaware DOT to test mileage-based revenue project with trucks

The I-95 Corridor Coalition, in a partnership with the Delaware Department of Transportation, is leading a pilot program to assess the feasibility of generating mileage-based revenue from trucks.

Elon Musk’s East Coast Hyperloop will launch digging in Maryland, state and company say

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) — taking a cue from the big splash, low information PR strategy of Elon Musk — tweeted Thursday that Musk’s Boring Company is going to build a Hyperloop tunnel from Baltimore to Washington.

Louisiana voters OK measure to tighten transportation spending

Louisiana officials agree that the state’s roads need fixing. Beyond that, though, they can’t seem to agree on what to do about it. But they did make some progress earlier this month toward a solution when the state’s voters approved a constitutional amendment to safeguard any money raised by new gas taxes.

Are you driving around with an expired registration sticker?

Officials are warning Pennsylvanians, especially those who travel out of state, to tear it off, or risk being pulled over.

New 511 map shows when PennDOT last plowed roads

Just in time for winter, a new PennDOT 511 map will show you the last time a PennDOT plow truck made its way down the highway.

State approves $87 million contract for section of Southern Beltway

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has taken another step forward on the next section of the Southern Beltway, a 13-mile highway that will connect Route 22 to Interstate 79.

House Transportation Committee approves joint bill on work zone speed cameras

The House Transportation Committee amended and unanimously approved a joint legislative proposal introduced by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Senator Judy Schwank (D-Berks) yesterday which seeks to protect construction workers and improve driver safety in active work zones.

Will this Pa. company be the first to bring a driverless vehicle to market?

An Allentown-area business, Royal Trucks, has been developing an automated construction vehicle for use in work zones. It hopes to begin testing the truck soon.


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