PHIA News Digest – Vol. 4, No. 46

November 18, 2019

Study: More than 500M pieces of litter strewn along Pennsylvania roads

An estimated 500 million pieces of litter were strewn along Pennsylvania roads in 2018-2019, with cigarette butts and plastic food packaging, bottles and bags ranking among the most commonly picked-up items, according to the Pennsylvania Litter Research Study.

Pa. infuses nearly $79.3 million into infrastructure improvements in 42 counties

Gov. Tom Wolf has announced the approval of 141 new projects through the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF). The projects will improve Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure and ensure safer, more reliable transportation for residents and businesses. The projects total nearly $79.3 million in funding.

With FAST Act transportation bill set to expire, states face large potential losses in funding

A BUDGETARY QUIRK TO A 2015 transportation funding bill is set to slash $7.6 billion to certain types of national transportation funding in 2020, eating into transportation budget baselines in states such as Texas, New Jersey and Pennsylvania by hundreds of millions of dollars.

Harrisburg leaders don’t want I-83 expansion project to ‘further separate’ city neighborhoods

Harrisburg officials are preparing to ask the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to honor expert recommendations that differ from its current I-83 Capital Beltway project plans in South Harrisburg.

Lamb tapped to fill vacancy on prominent House Transportation Committee

U.S. Rep. Conor Lamb has been picked to serve on the powerful House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, filling the vacancy created by the recent death of U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings.


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