PHIA News Digest – Vol. 8, No. 42

October 24, 2023

I-83 expansion through Harrisburg set to start next week, continue for years

PennDOT announced that the long-awaited I-83 reconstruction project through Harrisburg, expected to take about five years, will begin this week. Weather permitting, the contractor, New Enterprise, Pa.-based New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co., will begin to erect long-term signage on northbound I-83 from the South Bridge to the Eisenhower Interchange, according to PennDOT.

Pgh. transit performance audit shows improvement, auditor general says

Pennsylvania Auditor General Timothy L. DeFoor released a performance audit for the Pittsburgh Regional Transit agency showing improvement over the last one.

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission hosts workshop on transportation decarbonization

The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission hosted “WorkshopLV: Environment + Transportation,” an almost two-hour long meeting to brainstorm and prioritize ways to decarbonize transportation from across the region.

‘Motor voter’ registrations jump 54% with automatic process at PennDOT license centers

There were 11,303 new voter registrations from Sept. 19 through Oct. 18 at PennDOT driver and photo license centers, according to Commonwealth Secretary Al Schmidt. That’s a 54% increase over the 7,323 registrations at the centers during the same period in 2021, which was the last non-federal election cycle.


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