transportation-issues

COMMENTARY

How better batteries are fueling a surge of electric scooters in India and China | Opinion

BY: - October 29, 2019

In the developing world, electric two-wheelers have the potential to spread quickly – if batteries continue to improve on performance and cost.

COMMENTARY

Report: Emissions from driving grew faster than Harrisburg region’s population | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 11, 2019

That's some gross air you got there, Harrisburg.

COMMENTARY

These are the best — and worst — places to go car-free in the U.S.A. | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 26, 2019

Like everything else in life, it's all about location, location, location. That's good news for Philly, less so for Pittsburgh.

Philly Dem floats plan for minimum wage for Uber, Lyft drivers

BY: - July 29, 2019

State Rep. Maria Donatucci, D-Philadelphia, wants to boost pay for Uber and Lyft drivers across the state.

Distracted drivers, beware: House advances bill to create $200 fine for cell phone use behind the wheel

BY: - June 10, 2019

The legislative gears are again moving to crack down on Pennsylvania’s cell phone-wielding drivers. The House Transportation Committee advanced a bill Monday that would create a $200 fine for anyone caught using a hand-held cell phone while driving. This isn’t the first time Rep. Rosemary Brown, R-Monroe, has introduced the bill. But she sees Monday’s […]

COMMENTARY

A modest proposal to fund transportation — without raising taxes | Opinion

BY: - May 9, 2019

the source of three-quarters of the State Police operating budget ought not be a burden on the motoring public. Here's a way to fix that.

COMMENTARY

Is this the best way to regulate eScooters? | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 1, 2019

You can't halt progress. But you can look silly on a scooter.

State law taking effect Tuesday means Pa. won’t take your driver’s license away for some drug offenses

BY: - April 23, 2019

The new law was the last-ever bill sponsored by former GOP state Rep. Rick Saccone.

Calcium-munching bacteria could be a secret weapon against road salt eating away at concrete roads and bridges | Analysis

BY: - April 6, 2019

Patching concrete sidewalks, roads and bridges after every season of snow and ice is expensive. A team of engineers is now testing a new approach harnessing bacteria to patch the potholes and cracks.

COMMENTARY

These are the most dangerous states for pedestrians | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 27, 2019

And you thought Forster Street was bad ...

Auditor General DePasquale warns of looming financial disaster for Pa. Turnpike

BY: - March 22, 2019

Shouldering nearly $12 billion in debt, the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s fiscal future has led to gloomy projections from the state Department of Transportation, transit advocates, and state lawmakers. On Thursday, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale — who sounded the alarm about the highway system’s coffers in an earlier audit — joined the club. “The Turnpike Commission, once […]