PHIA News Digest – Vol. 7, No. 22

May 31, 2022

PennDOT: Inflation undercutting benefits of infrastructure funding

Now, with rampant inflation and problems getting basic materials like concrete and asphalt, especially for overnight work, PennDOT officials say they are concerned that the federal windfall may not have nearly the benefit they expected.

Transportation options growing in valley

Rabbittransit is in the early stages of a three-year pilot program in the area. Expanding on its fixed-route service previously available in the region, late last year, rabbittransit rolled out its Stop Hopper service. That allows a rider to pay $2 for a ride to and from a desired destination as long as they fit within a given zone. The first regional zone included Selinsgrove, Hummels Wharf, Shamokin Dam, Sunbury and parts of Northumberland.

PennDOT, PSP, Highway Safety Network focus on seat belt safety with ‘Click It or Ticket’

The agencies are working with municipal police departments and other safety partners across the commonwealth to participate in the national “Click It or Ticket” enforcement mobilization, running through June 5.


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