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


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
Business, Logistics, TCA

XPO Logistics to Lease Pennsylvania Warehouse ‘as Part of its Continued Growth’

XPO Logistics XPO Logistics

XPO Logistics is leasing a 628,475-square-foot warehouse in Palmer Township, Pa.

Jon Harris | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
September 6, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

Pennsylvania Turnpike Will Hike Tolls for Each of the Next 27 Years, Driving Away Users, Analyst Says

Pennsylvania turnpike toll Mark Danielson/Flickr

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s ninth straight annual toll increase, approved by its board July 18, helps pay for turnpike operations, plus the highway’s $500 million annual capital budget and $450 million for mass transit systems, including SEPTA.

Joseph N. DiStefano | The Philadelphia Inquirer
July 20, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Logistics Plus to Expand Pennsylvania Headquarters

Logistics Plus Headquarters Wikimedia

On July 13, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that Logistics Plus, which handles transportation and logistics around the world, will expand its headquarters in Erie’s Union Station, creating 44 new jobs.

Jim Martin | Erie (Pa.) Times-News
July 18, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

After Long Delay Pennsylvania Town Signs Off on Werner Trucking Facility

Werner mechanic truck bay Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Palmer Township, Pa., planners signed off on a conditional use application for a truck maintenance and training facility in the northern end of the township after six meetings on the project.

Michelle Merlin | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
July 12, 2017
Business, TCA

The Great Pennsylvania Warehouse Boom

Warehouse fulfillment center John Sommers II for TT

If there was a real-life version of the video game Pac-Man, it could be playing out here, as retailers and other firms continue to gobble up land and build warehouses at an accelerating rate.

July 5, 2017

New Interchange in New Stanton, Pa., Designed to Ease Traffic Flow

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s decision to move an Interstate 70 interchange in New Stanton, Pennsylvania, has helped ease traffic congestion for residents and firms, such as UPS and FedEx, that have distribution warehouses there.

Ed Blazina | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
March 3, 2017