Pennsylvania

Government, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Pennsylvania Unveils Bill to Allow Driverless Testing

Pennsylvania Unveils Bill to Allow Driverless Testing Trucks move through the toll on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. (George Sheldon/Getty)

Forty years ago, Pennsylvania became a leader in self-driving vehicles when it deployed one to help clean up the nuclear accident at Three Mile Island in Harrisburg.

Ed Blazina | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
January 6, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Plan Would Save Truckers 33% in Pennsylvania Taxes

 Trucks loaded with topsoil Trucks loaded with topsoil maneuver near a housing construction site in Zelienople, Pa. (Keith Srakocic/Associated Press)

It’s only an idea for now, but Pennsylvania’s proposed switch from a fuel tax to a miles-driven fee to help generate more money for transportation could be a boon for the trucking industry.

Ed Blazina | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
August 16, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Pennsylvania Truckers Object to Proposed Doubling of Registration Fee

Yassmin Gramian PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian by Joe Hermitt/pennlive.com

Pennsylvania’s transportation funding panel has proposed gas-tax alternative options that include a doubling of vehicle registration fees, which a state trucking leader said would lead to interstate trucking companies registering their trucks in other states.

Jan Murphy | pennlive.com
July 29, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

PennDOT Airport Funding Aims to Improve Economic, Operational Activity

Wolf Wolf speaks at a past press conference. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

In an effort to expand economic and operational capacity, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has invested $10 million in airports.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Pennsylvania Panel Explores Alternatives to Bridge Tolls, Gas Taxes

I-95's mile-long double-decked Girard Point Bridge in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press) I-95's mile-long double-decked Girard Point Bridge in Philadelphia. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

It’s not clear yet if Pennsylvania drivers will pay $1 or $2 to cross major bridges, but Pennsylvania needs billions of dollars from somewhere for transportation, state Rep. Mike Carroll said.

Kent Jackson | Standard-Speaker (Hazleton, Pa.)
April 30, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

PennDOT Launches Public Survey on Automated Vehicles

autonomous concept Autonomous concept by Getty Images

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced April 28 the launch of a survey meant to offer an idea of constituents’ perceptions and knowledge of automated vehicles.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 29, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Announces 43 Multimodal Projects

Kennett Township, PA Kennett Township's "five-points" intersection will get a roundabout. (Google Maps)

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced $45.9 million in funding has been invested in multimodal projects meant to improve safety, mobility and economic activity.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 23, 2021
Government, Business, TCA

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Wants to Pump Brakes on Bridge Toll Plan

The I-80 Canoe Creek Bridge in Clarion County, Pennsylvania The I-80 Canoe Creek Bridge in Clarion County, one of nine bridges Pennsylvania has targeted for tolling. (PennDOT)

A lawmaker wants to apply the brakes to a proposal to toll nine bridges across Pennsylvania — and come up with a broader plan for financing the state’s transportation needs.

Jan Murphy | pennlive.com
March 11, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Pennsylvania Trucking Industry Opposes State DOT’s Bridge Tolling Plan

Pennsylvania bridges PennDOT

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has released a list of bridges that are being considered for tolling, a practice the state’s trucking community has bristled against. 

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 19, 2021
Government, Business, TCA

PennDOT Gets $407.2 Million for Road, Bridge Projects

PennDOT screenshot PennDOT via YouTube

PennDOT received $407.2 million in federal COVID relief funds for road and bridge projects that will help cover revenue gaps in its construction program.

Holly Herman | Reading (Pa.) Eagle
February 16, 2021

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