PHIA News Digest – Vol. 9, No. 11

March 11, 2024

Speed-monitoring cameras are making Pa. highway work zones safer

The strategic placement of speed-monitoring cameras along Pennsylvania highways helped to reduce speeding and crashes in work zones over the course of a five-year pilot program by PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

PennDOT modifies completion schedule for central Pa. thruway project

The mainline still is expected to open in late 2027 as previously announced, but the Route 61 connecter into Sunbury will not be finished until the following year.

Largest vessel to ever visit U.S. East Coast arrives in Philly

The largest cargo ship to ever visit America’s east coast pulled into the Port of Philadelphia on Friday morning, hauling millions in goods.

I-83 South Bridge project takes big step forward

PennDOT’s billion-dollar plan to replace the aging I-83 John Harris Memorial (South) Bridge connecting Harrisburg with the West Shore can move forward. The Federal Highway Administration found no significant environmental impact in reviewing PennDOT’s assessment, which included public input.

LANTA, other smaller Pa. transit services would get boost under Shapiro plan

The $283 million boost in transit funding proposed in Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget would benefit every county in Pennsylvania, Transportation Secretary Mike Carroll told state House lawmakers Monday.

PennDOT, PA Turnpike announce restart of Work Zone Speed Camera Program

PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, in partnership with the Pennsylvania State Police, today restarted enforcement of the statewide Work Zone Speed Safety Camera program.

NTSB investigating Norfolk Southern train crash in Northampton County

National Transportation Safety Board investigators are looking into the Norfolk Southern train derailment near Easton, Pennsylvania, from Saturday. They arrived at the scene Saturday afternoon and plan to release a preliminary report in three weeks, the NTSB said.

$467M in liquid fuels funds awarded to maintain municipalities’ roadways

PennDOT announced its investment of $467.2 million in liquid fuels payments to help municipalities across the Commonwealth maintain their roads and bridges. The annual distributions assist with municipalities’ highway and bridge-related expenses, such as snow removal and road repaving.


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