PHIA NEWS DIGEST

PHIA News Digest – Vol. 6, No. 19

May 10, 2021

Report: free ride soon over for PA electric vehicle owners

Pennsylvania could get rid of the gas tax, but drivers would still pay to hit the road.  The commonwealth is joined by 16 other states as members of the Eastern Transportation Coalition, formerly known as the I-95 Corridor Coalition, a group looking at replacing the gas tax with a mileage fee.

New study shows EV expansion could significantly reduce pollution

Transportation made up 24% of greenhouse gas emissions in Pennsylvania in 2017. Most of those were produced by light-duty vehicles such as cars, vans, SUVs, and pickup trucks. Continuing the same usage trends may make it difficult for Pennsylvania to reach its greenhouse gas reduction goals by 2050, but a new study shows that joining a zero-emissions vehicle program could help the state meet its climate goals.

Transportation Sec. Pete Buttigieg drops by Pittsburgh

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg was in Pittsburgh Thursday, touring our bridges as part of the Biden administration’s work to gain support for the American Jobs Plan.

Radar would better protect citizens

As the Logan Township chief of police, I testified four times before the Pennsylvania Transportation Committees regarding the use of radar by local police departments that would help protect our citizens.

Pa. joins 16 other states considering mileage fee to replace gas tax

The commonwealth is joined by 16 other states as members of the Eastern Transportation Coalition, formerly known as the I-95 Corridor Coalition, a group looking at replacing the gas tax with a mileage fee.

 

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