PHIA News Digest – Vol. 7, No. 48

November 30, 2022

How the interstate highways transformed America

Like seams on a quilt, they run across the country, with every mile serving as a stitch in the needlework. As interstate highways sew together pieces of geography, they help connect cultures and economies scattered from sea to shining sea.

The Roosevelt Blvd. subway is back on the table

The momentum to finally build the Roosevelt Boulevard subway continues as residents from Northeast Philadelphia and across the city met once again in October for a second community workshop.

EDITORIAL: Pedal forward with bill for bike safety

According to PennDOT, 24 bicyclists were killed in Pennsylvania crashes in 2021 and another 754 were injured. Almost all of the crashes involved cars or trucks, and a majority occurred at intersections.

Bellefonte Boro council gives update on wall collapse

According to Bellefonte Borough Council, PennDOT has indicated it’s currently reviewing repair options for the bridge. The repair work is estimated to take two months to complete once started. PennDOT officials are currently surveying the grounds.

PennDOT offers tips to secure mailboxes

​With the winter season’s arrival in the northwest region, PennDOT is reminding residents of steps they can take to secure their mailboxes and properly maintain driveway entry points.


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