PHIA News Digest – Vol. 7, No. 4

January 24, 2022

Berks commissioners push back against PennDOT’s proposed bridge toll

PennDOT says the Lenhartsville Bridge in Greenwich Township needs to be fixed, and is proposing a toll to pay for it. The Berks County commissioners are pushing back.

Sen. Marty Flynn appointed Democratic chair of PA Senate Transportation Committee

State Sen. Marty Flynn was appointed as Democratic chair of the Pennsylvania Senate Transportation Committee.

Pittsburgh snagged nearly 1/3 of infrastructure bill’s funding for inland waterways

The $857 million allocation for the Montgomery Locks and Dam, located near Monaca, Pa., represents nearly a third of all the money Congress set aside for inland waterways in its 2021 bipartisan infrastructure bill.

Impact of salting roads on waterways in Pa.

Last winter, PennDOT applied 12.3 million gallons of salt-based salt water to state roads and sprayed an average of 807,766 tonnes of rock salt annually in the last five winters.

Wolf administration gives $2.7 million for fuel transportation projects to improve air quality

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced that more than $2.7 million in Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants will go to 18 cleaner fuel transportation projects.


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