The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (many of us know it as ARTBA) released a national study recently on structurally deficient bridges. The study highlights the need to address infrastructure needs across the nation, but at the same time, Act 89 has enabled PennDOT to make significant progress in reducing Pennsylvania’s share. We no longer lead the nation – that distinction now belongs to Iowa.

Another article we were pleased to see was about PennDOT getting some projects started early this year because of the recent warm weather, and the snow removal savings from what has been a remarkably mild winter may enable the addition of more construction projects this summer. Let’s hope the storms continue to stay away as we round the corner toward spring.

Finally, our friends at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia are presenting Vision Zero 2017, a conference with the theme, “creating roadways that respect human dignity,” on March 1 in Philadelphia. For more information and to acquire tickets, follow this link.


Transportation Issue Update