PHIA News Digest – Vol. 8, No. 14

April 3, 2023

PA leaders focus on infrastructure, transportation during NLC conference

City leaders from Pennsylvania and across the country convened in Washington, D.C., last week for the National League of Cities Congressional City Conference, to discuss some of the most pressing issues facing communities, from infrastructure to transportation and public safety.

PennDOT supports speed cameras, transit-oriented development

Reconnecting communities, building more housing near transit corridors, and using speed cameras to make roads safer held lawmakers’ attention as PennDOT officials testified on Thursday.

Pa. bill would require EV infrastructure for new buildings

A Pennsylvania lawmaker is proposing a bill that would require new non-residential buildings to support electric vehicle charging. In a memo to House lawmakers, Rep. Kristine Howard (D-Chester) said the bill would require new buildings to be constructed with the necessary infrastructure to support EV charging stations.

PennDOT report highlights transportation safety efforts

PennDOT recently released its Focus on Innovations publication, which highlights innovations recently implemented across the organization to improve safety and develop more efficient processes.

Pa. Sens. Fetterman, Casey and Ohio’s Brown introduce new rail safety legislation

Democratic U.S. Sens. John Fetterman and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Sherrod Brown of Ohio have introduced new rail safety legislation, following last month’s derailment of a Norfolk Southern train near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border. It’s the first piece of legislation Fetterman has introduced as a U.S. senator.


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