Less driving but more deaths: Spike in traffic fatalities puzzles lawmakers
Traffic deaths spiked 18% from 2019 to 2022 nationally even though miles traveled fell 3%. Pennsylvania saw a 12% uptick over the same time period.
U.S. House GOP in spending bills takes aim at federal LGBTQ, racial equity policies
U.S. House Republicans are continuing to use government spending bills to engage in culture war battles, with legislation debated during the past week that would ban pride flags on some federal buildings, strip funding from a new museum for Latino history and target certain LGBTQ and racial equity policies and programs. The hot-button provisions in […]
Fetterman, Casey urge Norfolk Southern to join close call reporting system
Pennsylvania U.S. Sens Bob Casey and John Fetterman on Friday sent a letter to the CEO of Norfolk Southern urging the company to participate in an early warning system that the railroad announced it would join earlier this year. In March, Norfolk Southern said it would join the Confidential Close Call Reporting System, (C3RS) an […]
A section of I-95 in Philadelphia collapses. The state’s response. What local lawmakers said
Gov. Josh Shapiro is expected to issue a disaster declaration on Monday, multiple news outlets reported.
Snowplow driver shortage could mean slower road clearing in Pa., elsewhere | Analysis
Earlier this month, The Biden administration announced a plan to boost the number of truckers by helping states expedite the issuance of commercial driver’s licenses, increase apprenticeships and recruit military veterans.
Pa.’s Highways, by the numbers | The Numbers Racket
According to the 2020 Highway Statistics report, released this year by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials, the Keystone state has many miles of highway for road warriors and joyriders to traverse.
‘This is not a small number’: Senate committee tackles $104M deficit in Pa. Turnpike tolls
The Pennsylvania Turnpike reported a nearly $105 million deficit in toll revenue "leakage."