PHIA News Digest – Vol. 4, No. 47

November 26, 2019

SEPTA Board names PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards as next general manager

The SEPTA board voted unanimously on Nov. 21 to appoint PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards as the authority’s new general manager. Richards will join SEPTA in January, following the retirement of General Manager Jeffrey D. Knueppel.

Pa. looking to address transportation funding for PennDOT, Turnpike in next year’s budget

In the first indication that the state Legislature might be willing to deal with the issues as soon as next year, a state House Republican task force Wednesday recommended sweeping changes in how Pennsylvania funds its roads, bridges, state police and public transit.

PA: Transportation among top concerns at independent living forum

People with disabilities and their advocates seem to agree on one thing: The County of Lackawanna Transit System and other transportation agencies provide great service — except when they don’t.

Pennsylvania testing new traffic restriction plan this winter

A new draft process in place in Pennsylvania for when and how the state will restrict vehicles — especially trucks — during snowstorms and other bad weather is aimed at reducing the burden on truckers when winter weather hits.

Hyperloop Great Lakes study preview: Feasible and highly profitable

Results from the Great Lakes Hyperloop Feasibility Study, undertaken by Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) and the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, suggest that a system connecting Cleveland, Chicago and Pittsburgh is not only feasible but profitable.

Senate Policy Committee to review PennDOT’s commitments to local funding

The Senate Majority Policy Committee will review regional highway funding during an upcoming public hearing at the Maidencreek Township Municipal Building in Blandon.


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