PHIA News Digest – Vol. 5, No. 44

November 10, 2020

PennDOT celebrates near-completion of Route 322/Potters Mills Gap project

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Executive Deputy Secretary George McAuley joined local officials today at a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the near-completion of the Route 322 project near the village of Potters Mills.

What an ‘Amtrak Joe’ presidency means for transportation

With Pennsylvania pushing him over the edge, former Vice President Joe Biden is now President-elect Joe Biden. The man with a railroad in his nickname can now start planning for a presidency that could be shaped — in more ways than one — by transportation and infrastructure.

$6 million secured for U.S. Route 219 completion studies

Six million dollars in federal funding has been secured for the resumption of environmental and engineering studies associated with upgrading the last two-lane section of U.S. Route 219 in Somerset County to a four-lane limited-access highway, state officials announced Monday.

Would private firm want to operate the turnpike?

A recent study by the Reason Foundation suggests that Pennsylvania should consider leasing the operations of the turnpike to a private firm in exchange for a large upfront payment.


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