Latest Transportation in Pennsylvania Stories

2011-08-01 14:13:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The trade association representing Pennsylvania's highway construction industry today strongly endorsed the recommendations of the Gov. Tom Corbett's Transportation Funding Advisory Commission. Robert Latham, executive vice president of Associated Pennsylvania Constructors and a member of the Commission, said the benefits to residents of Pennsylvania far outweigh the modest cost to the average motorist. "This plan, over the next decade, will...

2011-08-01 12:11:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Transportation Secretary Barry J. Schoch, P.E., today delivered the Transportation Funding Advisory Commission (TFAC) final report on long-term transportation funding options to Governor Tom Corbett. The commission presented multiple funding ideas to the governor, who will decide what course of action will balance the best interests of Pennsylvania consumers and the need for state transportation funding over the next several...

2011-07-11 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Starting today, Pennsylvania motorists can help PennDOT prioritize its highway safety efforts by sharing their opinions on traffic safety enforcement and driving behaviors through an online survey available through July 30 at www.DriveSafePA.org. The survey consists of 19 questions focused on highway safety, including seat belts, impaired driving, speeding, motorcycles and distracted driving. All answers to the questions are...

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