PHIA NEWS DIGEST

PHIA News Digest – Vol. 6, No. 22

June 2, 2021

Infrastructure overhaul should focus on safety, advocates say

In Montgomery County, Md., a woman was struck by a car and killed while crossing a busy, six-lane road in April—four years after her husband was killed trying to cross the same road.

Gateway Tunnel between New York and New Jersey gains federal support

After four years of stalling by the Trump administration, officials in Washington approved the $11.6 billion project for federal funding.

Central Pennsylvanians voice frustrations in PennDOT town hall

Most of the questions centered around PennDOT proposing tolling nine PA bridges. Residents voiced their concerns, but according to the state, they might not have many other options.

Senate panel green lights police radar bill

Long-debated legislation to allow local police to use radar for speed enforcement moved out of the Senate transportation committee Tuesday. A similar bill was approved by the House transportation committee earlier this year.

Work to start on two-year Interstate 79 improvements

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced Monday the start of work on a two-year project to improve nearly 11 miles of Interstate 79 in Crawford and Erie counties.

PennDOT announces reopening of more driver license centers

PennDOT announced Monday that more driver license centers in the western half of the state will be reopening for driver licensing and photo services.

 

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