PHIA News Digest – Vol. 8, No. 29

July 17, 2023

Josh Shapiro: I-95 repair in Philadelphia offers infrastructure lessons – The Washington Post

Infrastructure is the backbone of America, and our nation’s progress has often been tied to our ability to complete major projects that spur economic growth and create real opportunity.

PennDOT announces it will not toll South Bridge

PennDOT announced that the I-83 South Bridge will not be tolled as a part of the project to replace the I-83 John Harris Memorial (South) Bridge over the Susquehanna River in Dauphin and Cumberland counties.

Transit for All rallies for funding options

SEPTA faces a state-of-good-repair backlog of over $5 billion, and numerous new infrastructure projects in need of funding. But despite this abundance of worthy investments, SEPTA and its peers across Pennsylvania lack the local matching funds required by the federal government to even be eligible for many of its most competitive capital grants. House bills 1307 and 902 each seek to remedy this, allowing local governments to assess new fees or taxes to fund transportation.

Harrisburg’s Market St. Bridge to undergo $113M rehab project

A major rehab project for the Market Street Bridge that connects Harrisburg to the West Shore will see a potential companion bridge alongside it, providing a new means to run utility lines across the Susquehanna River and giving bicyclists and pedestrians a safer way to cross over.

Transportation grant deadline approaching for Pa. municipalities

The deadline for Pennsylvania municipalities to apply for Multimodal Transportation Fund grants is approaching at the end of July.


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