PHIA News Digest – Vol. 8, No. 27

July 5, 2023

New Pa. Turnpike commissioner to focus on fare collection

Keith Leaphart was given a unanimous and favorable recommendation on Tuesday from the Senate Transportation Committee for the position of the new Pennsylvania Turnpike commissioner, writes Anthony Hennen for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Roads, bridges, trails, ports: White House awards $2.2B in transportation grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation will send more than $2.2 billion in grants to state, tribal and local governments under a grant program that was expanded under the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure law.

USDOT awards $25M federal grants to SEPTA, North Philadelphia school zones

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) two $25 million Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability & Equity (RAISE) grants.

These states are doing the most to electrify transportation

A new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy ranks states on how effectively they’ve used policies and investments to promote adoption of electric vehicles and achieve broader electrification in the transportation sector. PA ranks 16th.

NTSB issues preliminary report on I-95 crash, collapse

According to the NTSB, the June 11 crash was due to the driver being “unable to maintain control of the combination vehicle” on the Cottman Avenue off-ramp.


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