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 |
March 11, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Pennsylvania Trucking Industry Opposes State DOT’s Bridge Tolling Plan

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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

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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
Government, Business, TCA

Pennsylvania Truckers Object to Bridge Tolling Plan

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge The Benjamin Franklin Bridge. The list of potential bridge candidates to be tolled will be announced in mid-February. (Hannah Beier/Sipa USA/Tribune Content Agency)

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is moving forward with its controversial plan to consider charging tolls on as many as 10 major bridges in the state. But representatives from the trucking industry say tolls would hurt their industry.

Jan Murphy |
January 26, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

PennDOT Says Licensing Law Will Increase Safety, Opportunities for Drivers

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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation recently commended a new state law related to licensing and credentialing that includes provisions associated with commercial driver license holders.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 8, 2021
Government, Business

PennDOT Accepting Applications for Multimodal Transportation Fund

Road in Pittsburgh A view in Pittsburgh. PennDOT will accept applications through Nov. 6 and grant recipients will be announced next year. (clu/Getty Images)

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is accepting applications from those seeking to finance projects through the Multimodal Transportation Fund.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 10, 2020
Government, Business

Pennsylvania Transportation Commission OKs 12-Year Investment Plan

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The Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission recently updated its transportation program, which outlines plans to direct billions of dollars to future infrastructure projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 14, 2020
Government, Business

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Unveils 27 Multimodal Projects

Pennsylvania Turnpike bridge over Lehigh River The Pennsylvania Turnpike goes over the Lehigh River in the Poconos region of the state. (Alex Potemkin/Getty Images)

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced $30.2 million in funding will be dedicated to multimodal projects that are meant to improve safety and mobility.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 20, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

PennDOT P3 Project Will Address I-81 Improvements

Interstate 81 A 4.5-mile portion of Interstate 81 near Wilkes-Barre, Pa., will see improvements, including widening both directions to three lanes. (Doug Kerr/Flickr)

Leaders within the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation have approved a public-private partnership to reconstruct a portion of Interstate 81.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 10, 2019

Yassmin Gramian Will Serve as PennDOT Chief, Gov. Tom Wolf Says

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced that Yassmin Gramian will serve as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. 

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 3, 2019