PHIA News Digest – Vol. 3, No. 39

October 1, 2018

AAA: New Jersey gas tax hike spells bigger business at Delaware, Pennsylvania pumps

A gas tax increase instituted in New Jersey in 2016 translated to a noticeable change in gas-buying habits for neighboring states, according to data released Thursday by AAA Mid-Atlantic.

PennDOT data shows roundabouts improving safety, reducing crashes

PennDOT announced Thursday that according to department data, crashes, injuries, and fatalities decreased at 11 roundabouts after they were installed.

PennDOT to study passenger rail between Altoona, Pittsburgh

PennDOT will examine the feasibility of providing passenger-rail service between Altoona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced.

Pennsylvania gets another extension on REAL ID program

Pennsylvania is getting yet another extension to comply with a federal law that requires driver’s licenses and photo ID cards to meet anti-terrorism standards.

Trump’s failed infrastructure plan is a wasted opportunity

The president’s trillion-dollar proposal could have been a signature achievement.

EPA’s fuel efficiency rules will leave Pa. with nothing but dirtier air

I am adding my voice to those of Gov. Tom Wolf, my administration colleagues, and many Pennsylvanians calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to halt its proposal to roll back gas-mileage standards that have improved car and SUV efficiency and innovation and saved Pennsylvanians money.

Pa. House acts on camera-based speed enforcement; measure still needs Senate action

The House voted 173-22 to pass a bill that, for the first time in Pennsylvania, would permit the government to issue speeding tickets based solely on the testimony of cameras posted in highway construction zones.

Which states are voting on transportation funding this year?

Gas taxes may be the most practical way to raise money for transportation, but they can also be politically perilous. That’s why transportation advocates are closely watching four statewide ballot measures this November that would affect fuel taxes or transportation funding.


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