PHIA News Digest – Vol. 8, No. 23

June 5, 2023

Carnegie Mellon University to lead transportation consortium

Carnegie Mellon University will lead a national consortium that will establish Safety21, a new university transportation center. The U.S. Department of Transportation will provide the consortium with $20 million over the next five years.

Neilson introduces legislation to target speeding in Pa.

State Rep. Ed Neilson, chair of the PA House Transportation Committee, has introduced legislation (H.B. 1284) to make Pennsylvania’s automated speed enforcement programs in active work zones and along Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia permanent. Without legislative action, these programs are scheduled to expire in February 2024 and December 2023 respectively.

Millions in federal funding target dangerous railroad crossings

The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration is awarding more than $570 million in Railroad Crossing Elimination Grant Program funding to 32 states, including two projects in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Revenue Department releases May collections

In addition to the General Fund collections, the Motor License Fund received $280.8 million for the month, $27.2 million below estimate. Fiscal year-to-date collections for the fund – which include the commonly known gas and diesel taxes, as well as other license, fine and fee revenues – total $2.7 billion, which is $38.8 million, or 1.5 percent, above estimate.


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