PHIA News Digest – Vol. 7, No. 32

August 9, 2022

Buttigieg: “Important that we get to zero emissions as quickly as we can”

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg discussed the Biden administration’s industrial policy goals during an interview this week on CNBC.

Transportation Sec. Buttigieg tours terminal upgrades at LVIA

Amid a summer of flight delays and cancellations across the country, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg visited the area Tuesday to highlight significant funding being used to upgrade Lehigh Valley International Airport.

PennDOT no longer pursuing plans to toll 9 bridges

The Commonwealth Court ruled PennDOT violated state law with those proposed tolls. On Wednesday, PennDOT announced it would not appeal that ruling.

CSVT first month: Truckers, responding well

It’s been about a month of new traffic patterns with the addition of CSVT, and so far, the community and outside travelers and truckers have responded well.

Wilkes-Barre officials meet with PennDOT on passenger rail service study

City officials Wednesday held a follow-up meeting with PennDOT representatives to discuss passenger rail service. PennDOT has agreed to fund a preliminary study on establishing service between Wilkes-Barre and several other possible cities in the state.

Pa. Turnpike to increase toll by 5% for 2023

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced Tuesday that it has approved a 5% toll increase for 2023. The increase will be in effect for all E-ZPass and Toll By Plate customers.

Revenue Department releases July 2022 collections

In addition to the General Fund collections, the Motor License Fund received $240.9 million for the month, which includes the commonly known gas and diesel taxes, as well as other license, fine and fee revenues. July collection data does not include a comparison against anticipated amounts because revenue estimates for each month are not yet finalized.


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