PHIA News Digest – Vol. 9, No. 25

June 17, 2024

Pa. Turnpike says it is making progress on $180 million in uncollected tolls

After years of trying, the Pennsylvania Turnpike appears to be making some progress in its efforts to collect money from drivers who deliberately try to avoid paying tolls.

Open cover on gas tank may have caused fire that led to I-95 collapse in Philly

A year after a deadly truck crash and fire caused a section of I-95 in Philadelphia to collapse, federal authorities are releasing more information about what may have caused the explosion.

Buttigieg praises PA union members at Machinists convention

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg spoke at the annual Pennsylvania State Council of Machinists convention on Wednesday to promote President Biden’s pro-union record.

PA Turnpike plans non-stop driving system-wide by 2027

Pennsylvania Turnpike officials are working on a project that will make it possible to travel the entire toll road and its extensions without stopping or slowing down to pay tolls. Using EZ Pass, license plate readers, and sensors that record whether vehicles are cars or trucks, Open Road Tolling will begin next year along the Turnpike’s Eastern and Northeast Extension.

PennDOT to close driver license, photo centers for Juneteenth holiday

PennDOT will close all driver license and photo centers in observance of the Juneteenth holiday. The centers will close on June 19, Juneteenth National Freedom Day. Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated to commemorate the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States.


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