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

Pennsylvania sign Getty Images

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
Business, Fuel

Coal State Pennsylvania Is Joining Carbon Market

Coal Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Pennsylvania, the heart of the U.S. shale-gas boom and one of the biggest coal-producing states, is joining a carbon market.

Christopher Martin | Bloomberg News
October 3, 2019
Government, Business

Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls to Rise — Again

Pennsylvania Turnpike Entrance to the Pennsylvania Turnpike. (Wikicommons)

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a 6% toll rate increase to keep pace with rising debt-service costs.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 22, 2019
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.

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