Senate hearing on Act 89 progress highlights changing nature of transportation

Senate hearing on Act 89 progress highlights changing nature of transportation

Bike lanes, automated vehicles, smart signals.

Those are just a few integral components of a modern, forward-looking transportation network that didn’t exist when many of the people now managing the state’s highways and byways first started out.

Transportation experts, state officials and industry representatives last week relayed to state lawmakers at a public hearing in Allegheny County just how much has changed since Act 89 allocated $2.4 billion to PennDOT’s coffers for infrastructure repairs in 2013.

Thursday, July 26, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: News and Views
Governor appoints new head of School Safety and Security Committee

Governor appoints new head of School Safety and Security Committee

Gov. Tom Wolf today announced current Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency chairman Charles Ramsey will take over as chair of the School Safety and Security Committee, which was established with the enactment of Act 44 in June.

Monday, July 23, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: News and Views
Keeping Up With The Neighbors: New Jersey's new gun laws

Keeping Up With The Neighbors: New Jersey's new gun laws

Spurred by the watershed Parkland shooting early this year, the Pennsylvania General Assembly grappled with the issue of firearm laws through a slew of public hearings, voting meetings and floor votes for relatively little gain in the eyes of gun control activists. New Jersey lawmakers, by contrast, in comparatively short order passed half a dozen measures that supporters argued would make communities safer and less vulnerable to armed attackers, and which opponents lamented as an unacceptable abridgment of fundamental rights.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Tweets of the Week - July 13, 2018

Tweets of the Week - July 13, 2018

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.

Friday, July 13, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Tweets of the Week - Fourth of July Edition

Tweets of the Week - Fourth of July Edition

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.

Friday, July 6, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
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