PHIA News Digest – Vol. 9, No. 8

February 20, 2024

Truck parking is focus of legislation in multiple statehouses

Available truck parking continues to be an issue nationally. New data, however, suggests significant improvement when it comes to truck parking availability nationwide.

Many entities failed before the Fern Hollow Bridge did

A nearly two-year federal investigation into the 2022 collapse of Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh found problems with every entity involved, from the city’s maintenance and the state’s oversight of the bridge to the private inspectors who were hired to keep tabs on its condition before the deteriorating southwest leg buckled, bringing the rest of the bridge down on a cold January morning.

Hearing set to reveal cause of Fern Hollow Bridge collapse

A virtual hearing by the National Transportation Safety Board on the Jan. 28, 2022 collapse is scheduled to begin Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. It is expected to include a presentation by investigators, feature an animation of the bridge failure and provide better understanding of what went wrong over the years for the long-troubled span.

Three Pa. airports to get share of $1 billion in federal airport terminal funding

Three Pennsylvania airports will be among those receiving funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Airport Terminal Program, part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.


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