PHIA News Digest – Vol. 3, No. 32

August 14, 2018

PennDOT rail freight grant program opens application period

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has opened the application period for the 2018-19 Rail Transportation Assistance Program and the Rail Freight Assistance Program.

Jockeying begins over Lehigh County’s proposed $5 vehicle registration fee

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong kicked off his public lobbying for his $5 vehicle registration fee with a presentation to Lehigh County commissioners Wednesday night.

PennDOT officials give update on the North Atherton Street construction project

As of Thursday, most of North Atherton Street in Ferguson Township is down to only one lane either way. And with Penn State student move-in weekend looming, the concern of a traffic snarl through the corridor is legitimate.

Berks commerce buoyed by PhilaPort improvements

A $300 million port upgrade in Philadelphia should help Berks County businesses as well.

Centre County celebrates federal grant for I-99/I-80 interchange

The Chamber of Business & Industry of Centre County (CBICC) and supporters of the ‘DRIVE Forward’ transportation initiative recently hosted an event to celebrate a federal grant for the highspeed I-99/I-80 interchange project.

Truckers’ lawsuit may force turnpike to delay $112.5 million payment for transit

A lawsuit filed by truckers challenging the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s annual $450 million payment for public transit still is wending its way through federal court, but it could have a more immediate effect on transit agencies across the state.

Where’s the traffic? Update on the summer road projects in central Pa.

Road work seems to be everywhere you look (and drive).


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