‘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."
With Pa.’s first major winter storm on the horizon, state officials say vaccine distribution will continue
Calling the storm “significant,” Gov. Tom Wolf said state agencies are prepared to handle the storm amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and opioid epidemic. Forecasts show a foot of snow falling in some parts of the state.
Putting off short-term disaster, Pa. lawmakers must once again face transportation funding woes this winter
Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration warned legislative leaders in November that funding was set to run out for the projects on Dec. 1 due to lower than expected gas tax revenues.
PennDOT to offer non-binary designation on licenses, ID cards
Pennsylvania is the 16th state to offer a non-binary option.
Allowing Bigger Truck Loopholes Dangerous for Commonwealth Motorists | Opinion
The primary cause for concern is the increased risk to motorists on our roads, but we are also concerned about the additional damage to our roads and bridges, which could compound safety problems as well. To be clear, this doesn’t mean only Interstate Highways and Turnpikes would be affected. These bigger trucks would impact our state highways and even a multitude of local roads that carry truck traffic into our smaller boroughs and townships.
Rush hour fees, supplemental appropriations and more | Five for the Weekend
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Could charging Pa. motorists for rush-hour driving pay for infrastructure? PennDOT wants to find out
Officials at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation told a House panel this week that they’re studying a congestion fee as a solution to the state’s constant search for cash to fund highway and public transit investment.
Pennsylvania work zones will now have speed cameras. Where will they be?
Starting this year, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation can establish speed cameras in work zones on highways across the commonwealth.
Pa. Republican looks to block PennDOT from officially offering gender-neutral licenses
A Republican lawmaker from central Pennsylvania wants to stop the Wolf administration from officially offering gender-neutral driver’s licenses. But under state law — which makes no reference to sex or gender on licenses — the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says its legal authority is clear and would oppose the bill. On Wednesday, Rep. Jesse Topper, […]
‘Very validating and very affirming’: Pa. to add gender neutral option for driver’s licenses in 2020
The new licenses should be ready by next year.
Trucker lawsuit against Pa. Turnpike that threatened public transit funding dismissed
A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit that groups representing truck drivers and motorists brought against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission over rising tolls used to fund public transit. In a 56-page decision, Middle District of Pennsylvania Judge Yvette Kane wrote that the plaintiffs did not prove the Turnpike Commission is violating the Constitution’s commerce […]
Winter weather swings could make potholes worse than usual, PennDOT says
If you thought Pennsylvania’s roads couldn’t get any worse, the state’s top transportation expert has bad news for you. Pennsylvania transportation Secretary Leslie Richards told the Senate Appropriations Committee Monday that her office is expecting a worse-than-usual season for potholes this spring due to extreme temperature fluctuations over the winter. Potholes form when asphalt expands […]