PHIA News Digest – Vol. 9, No. 4

January 22, 2024

Philadelphia’s first autonomous vehicle coming to the Navy Yard

A new autonomous shuttle is set to hit the road at the booming Navy Yard. The pilot program will be the first automated shuttle to transport public passengers in Pennsylvania.

3 major Pgh. bridges set to get $132M in renovations

A total of $132 million will help repair steel components, joints and bearings on the McKees Rocks, West End and Fort Duquesne bridges, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Scranton, said.

Amtrak begins renovations at Philly’s 30th Street Station

A large-scale renovation project at 30th Street Station has officially begun, temporarily closing the transportation hub’s south concourse and Market Street Plaza while construction gets underway.

Federal lawmakers urge support for SEPTA

A group of Democratic federal lawmakers from Pennsylvania have sought intervention from the U.S. Department of Transportation to address a looming funding crisis for SEPTA.

What a new rule banning funny roadway signs means for Pa.

Have you ever noticed the electronic sign “Don’t Drive Star Spangled Hammered” on the Parkway West and chuckled? Well, that and other similar quirky messages are going away in a couple years. They will be banned in 2026.


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