PHIA News Digest – Vol. 3, No. 21

May 30, 2018

Part of Port Authority’s state subsidy could be in jeopardy

The Pennsylvania Turnpike may not be able to make its quarterly $112.5 million payment in July to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for public transit due to a pending lawsuit filed by truckers who are challenging the payments.

What’s killing people on central Pa. roads? 2017 fatality stats revealed

In Dauphin County, fatal crashes killed nearly twice as many victims as homicides yet deaths on the roads don’t always command the same public attention.

Wolf says $180M will fill potholes, fix other winter effects

Pennsylvania drivers will be getting some relief from pockmarked roadways in the form of $180 million to fill in potholes and perform other work after the ravages of a tough winter.

Bill Peduto skeptical of Uber’s plans to resume autonomous-vehicle testing

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto was an early champion of Uber moving to Pittsburgh, and then of Uber testing autonomous vehicles here. When Uber balked at working with city officials on a federal transit-grant application in 2016, things started to go downhill.

Pennsylvania offers funding for alternative fuels, vehicles

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has announced it is accepting applications for its Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program, which offers funding for the purchase and use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles.

Uber aims to restart self-driving car tests in Pittsburgh this summer

Uber plans to resume testing its self-driving cars in Pittsburgh this summer.

America’s boulevards of death

Across the country, the number of people who died while walking increased by nearly 50 percent from 2009 to 2016, from just over 4,000 to almost 6,000, at a time when traffic fatalities declined in many of our peer countries, including Britain and Canada.



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