PHIA News Digest – Vol. 8, No. 5

January 31, 2023

Editorial: The ticking clocks of Pa. poor bridges

For the people on the Fern Hollow Bridge on Jan. 28, 2022, the unthinkable happened in a heartbeat.

Philadelphia among worst traffic cities in nation

Philadelphia ranked in the top five among the worst traffic cities in the United States, according to the Global Traffic Scorecard recently published by INRIX, a data and analytics firm that specializes in transportation.

Roosevelt Boulevard SEPTA line not feasible with current funding

A proposed route along Roosevelt Boulevard, the idea for which was first floated more than a century ago, isn’t currently financially feasible, said SEPTA CEO and General Manager Leslie Richards.

Efforts to bring passenger rail back to NEPA keep chugging along

Northeastern Pennsylvania residents and officials are trying to be the Little Community That Could in bringing passenger rail back to the region.


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