PHIA News Digest – Vol. 9, No. 5

January 29, 2024

I-95 NB in Philly to close weekend of Feb. 3 to 5

As part of the $329 million CAP project to cover the interstate and connect Old City to Penn’s Landing, PennDOT will close I-95 northbound between Columbus Boulevard (Exit 20) and Interstate 676 (Exit 22) from the night of Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024 to early Monday, Feb. 5, 2024.

Shapiro to propose major increase in funding for public transit

Making public transit funding a focal point, Gov. Josh Shapiro announced that he will propose that the state increase its share of the costs by nearly $1.5 billion over the next five years.

Pgh. federal infrastructure funds for Parkway East projects

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg came to Pittsburgh on Friday to join local leaders in celebrating $142 million in federal infrastructure funding coming to the area. People who travel I-376 (Parkway East) between Downtown and the eastern suburbs will benefit from the big infrastructure funding boom.

Infrastructure ‘boot camps’ help cities like Bethlehem win federal grants

Last month, Bethlehem got news that it had won $9.9 million in grants from the Department of Transportation’s Safe Streets and Roads for All program, while Dearborn, Michigan, learned that it had been awarded $24 million. What the small Pennsylvania city and mid-sized Michigan community have in common is that both participated in the Local Infrastructure Hub.

Pa. opens first EV charging station

PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, U.S. Senator Bob Casey, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright and other federal officials announced the completion of Pennsylvania’s first federally-funded electric vehicle (EV) charging station.


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