Pennsylvania

Government, Business, Safety

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Touts $4.5 Billion Infrastructure Plan

Tom Wolf A bridge crosses the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg, Pa. (Paul Taggart/Bloomberg News)

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently addressed thousands of township officials in an attempt to rally local support for his $4.5 billion infrastructure plan.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Trucking Companies Question Pennsylvania Travel Ban Citations

Truck Elaine Thompson/Associated Press

DUNMORE, Pa. — State police issued more than 800 citations statewide to drivers violating the commercial vehicle ban during the Feb. 12 winter storm. Troopers say they were strongly enforcing the ban as a way to prevent crashes and keep highways clear.

WNEPTV | WilkesBarre Pa
February 15, 2019
Business, Safety, TCA

Pennsylvania Trucker Quietly Goes About Amassing More Than 2 Million Safe Miles

group International Foodservice Distributors Association

Some people talk a good game, but that doesn’t describe Tim Palkovic. Ask the 60-year-old driver for Curtze Food Service what makes him a good truck driver, and he laughs a little as his silver Freightliner rolls down Interstate 90, headed west and home after a night pulling a pair of 28-foot trailers from Erie to Buffalo, N.Y., to Kenmore, N.Y., and back to Erie.

Jim Martin | Erie, Pa. Times-News
February 11, 2019
Government, Business

PennDOT Seeks Private Sector Input for Truck Parking

Trucks parked in Mercer County, Pa. Trucks parked in Mercer County, Pa. (Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission)

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is seeking input on a public-private partnership to address truck parking.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 28, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

ASCE Gives Pennsylvania Infrastructure a C- Again

Benjamin Franklin Bridge The Benjamin Franklin Bridge into downtown Philadelphia. (Shutterstock)

Pennsylvania has again earned a C- on the American Society of Civil Engineers’ infrastructure report card. That grade is just above the group’s grade of D+ for the nation’s infrastructure in 2017.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf Announces 42 Multimodal Projects

Tom Wolf Gov. Tom Wolf (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced funding for 42 projects related to highways, bridges, transit, ports and pedestrian accessibility.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 4, 2018
Government, Business

Gov. Tom Wolf Announces 45 Multimodal Projects for Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Wolf has announced funding for 45 multimodal transportation projects. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced funding for 45 multimodal transportation projects that will affect 22 communities.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 9, 2018
Government, Business

PennDOT Seeking CDL Holders for Seasonal Maintenance Work

A snow plow works Interstate 79 in Zelienople, Pa. A snow plow works Interstate 79 in Zelienople, Pa. (Keith Srakocic/Associated Press)

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is seeking commercial driver license holders to take on temporary maintenance work as the state braces for inclement weather this winter.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 12, 2017
Government, Business

Pennsylvania Legalizes Gambling at Truck Stops

Pennsylvania made gambling at truck stops legal A truck fuels at a Pennsylvania Pilot Flying J. The state now allows gambling at truck stops, airports and online, after the governor there signed a bill widening gaming options. (TT File Photo)

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a law Oct. 30 that expands the state’s gaming options by allowing gambling at truck stops, in airports and online.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 7, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Pennsylvania Proposes 6% Warehouse Tax

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Pennsylvania is floating a tax on warehouse services as a way to help close the budget gap, a move critics say could threaten the fastest-growing sector of the Lehigh Valley economy and force customers of third-party logistics providers to relocate to neighboring states.

Jon Harris and Steve Esack | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
October 3, 2017

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