transportation-issues

COVID-19 in Erie: Erie reduces public bus service, depriving some of a vital lifeline

BY: - April 1, 2020

Erie's public transit system has seen its ridership plummet in the midst of the pandemic. Officials are making cuts in response, but aren't happy about it.

SEPTA to further cut Regional Rail service, suspend overnight subway service

BY: - March 27, 2020

Starting on Monday, SEPTA will suspend overnight service on the Market-Frankford and Broad Street lines between 1 and 4:30 a.m.

Congress members from Philly, Pittsburgh want $150M bailout for SEPTA

BY: - March 21, 2020

In a letter to Congressional leaders, the lawmakers said Pa.'s mass transit agencies are a vital link during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COMMENTARY

These states are the biggest gas guzzlers. How did Pa. do? | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 9, 2020

Yes, Pennsylvania traffic is still awful. No, we're not the worst. So there's that.

Could charging Pa. motorists for rush-hour driving pay for infrastructure? PennDOT wants to find out

BY: - February 26, 2020

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.

After years of trying, Pa. House finally passes handheld cell phone ban

BY: - January 15, 2020

After years of effort, a ban on handheld cell phone use could be coming to Pennsylvania’s roads and highways.

Lead foots beware: Automated speed cameras finally coming to Roosevelt Boulevard

BY: - January 14, 2020

On Monday, the Philadelphia Parking Authority (PPA) began installing 32 speed cameras as part of a pilot program along the city’s most dangerous road.

Pennsylvania work zones will now have speed cameras. Where will they be?

BY: - January 6, 2020

Starting this year, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation can establish speed cameras in work zones on highways across the commonwealth. 

Pa. Turnpike Crash: Multi-vehicle accident, with fatalities, shuts down highway in W. Pa.

BY: - January 5, 2020

This just in from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission: Crews are on scene of a multi-vehicle crash with fatalities on @PA_Turnpike, milepost 86 westbound. Crash involves 2 tractor trailers, a tour bus and passenger vehicles. Turnpike is closed in both directions from New Stanton (#75) to Breezewood (#161). A prolonged closure likely. — Carl DeFebo (@cdefebo) […]

Under pressure from lawmakers, Pa. puts off privatizing free doctor rides for Medicaid recipients

BY: - December 16, 2019

The reversal was laid out in a Dec. 13 letter to lawmakers from Department of Aging Secretary Robert Torres, Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller, and acting Department of Transportation Secretary Yassmin Gramian.

Trucks vs. Bridges: A dangerous and costly collision straining state budgets

BY: - December 9, 2019

They damage valuable infrastructure, create epic traffic jams and can be hazardous for other drivers who may be pelted with fallen debris or forced to swerve into another car.

Can you pay for infrastructure repairs without raising state taxes? In new plan, House GOP says ‘Yes.’ 

BY: - November 29, 2019

Without calling for any new taxes, Republicans in the state House have released a plan they say will address billions of dollars in unmet repairs to Pennsylvania’s crumbling highways, bridges, dams and railroads. Rep. Martina White, the Philadelphia Republican who’s running point on the effort, said the GOP plan is to end diversions of state […]