PHIA News Digest – Vol. 4, No. 34

August 26, 2019

6 transportation goals Congress should be thinking about

Too often, the debate over transportation funding in Congress revolves around dollars and cents. But many advocates say we should agree on big goals first, so we know what we’re getting for the money we spend.

Report ranks Pa. 35th in highway performance and cost-effectiveness

Pennsylvania’s highway system ranks 35th in the nation in overall cost-effectiveness and condition, according to the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation. This is a six-spot increase from the previous report, where Pennsylvania ranked 41st overall.

Rep. Fred Keller visits PA-12 transportation facilities

In an effort to better understand where state infrastructure can be improved and how local communities are working to make improvements, U.S. Rep. Fred Keller, R-Kreamer, spent Tuesday afternoon touring Centre County transportation facilities.

SEPTA GM Jeff Knueppel to retire, PennDOT secretary eyed as replacement

Multiple high-level sources inside the agency said that PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards is being seriously considered as the next GM. Busch said the SEPTA board has not selected a final candidate, much less met to vote on a replacement.


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