PHIA News Digest – Vol. 6, No. 35

August 30, 2021

The U.S. needs to fix existing roads, not build new ones

A new report finds that the wear and tear on our highway system has greater costs than were previously understood, implying a need for more transportation infrastructure investment, especially for road maintenance.

Northern section of CSVT expected to open next fall

With the new bridge over the Susquehanna River ready for paving, PennDOT says the northern section of the Central Susquehanna Valley Transportation project may be open for traffic by next fall.

Pa. Dems call on Congress to pass infrastructure bill

Back when he was mayor of Steelton, a blue-collar mill town on the outskirts of Harrisburg, George Hartwick oversaw a pipe replacement project for the borough’s water system. The pipes were so old that they were made out of wood.

Penn State history lesson: The drama behind ‘new’ highway font

Although you’ve driven past thousands of highway signs in your life, you probably never stopped to think about the big, white typeface on them. It turns out some folks at Penn State actually were thinking about highway sign typefaces. In fact, they were thinking really long and really hard about these fonts.

Business leaders, lawmaker urge House to pass infrastructure plan

Leaders from the business community and a state senator are urging the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the $1 trillion infrastructure plan when it returns to session next week.


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