PHIA News Digest – Vol. 7, No. 43

October 24, 2022

President Biden visits Fern Hollow Bridge

President Biden visited Pittsburgh at the site of the Fern Hollow Bridge to highlight the importance of investing in infrastructure and the importance of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. He was joined by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf.

Secretary Buttigieg visits Enterprise Center in West Philadelphia

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Philadelphia Thursday, visiting the Enterprise Center in West Philadelphia to talk about potential contracting opportunities for small and disadvantaged businesses.

Electric-powered trucks rule clears Pa. Senate panel

A bill moving through the Pennsylvania Senate would adopt rules to permit heavier trucks in certain situations. The Senate Transportation Committee voted unanimously Tuesday, Oct. 18, to adopt a federal weight exemption for electric-powered trucks. The rule is already in place in the majority of states.

Pa. House-passed automated vehicle bill clears Senate committee

The Transportation Committee voted 8-5 in favor of an amended House Bill 2398 to change the Motor Vehicle Code to allow an HAV to be tested under an automated driving system without a human in the driver’s seat.


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