Since the 1970s, Penndot has allowed Philadelphia’s mayor and City Council to regulate billboards along state highways, but Penndot officials now fear that federal highway dollars are at risk without their direct oversight.
Pennsylvania state representative Mike Vereb is asking Penndot’s acting secretary to reprioritize two bridges in his district, both over the Perkiomen Creek.
Government officials expect the bridge, closed since a sinkhole opened last month, to be reopened by the end of the summer and say the contractor will be fined $20,000 a day if it isn’t.
To help mark National Suicide Prevention Week, Septa is now installing signs at the boarding areas of the Norristown Transportation Center, advertising the number for a suicide prevention hotline.
The West Valley Green Road Bridge, which links Whitemarsh and Springfield townships, was shut down in March after Penndot inspectors found structural problems.
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has released $50,000 each for two studies looking at how to alleviate congestion at the interchange and along the Route 611 corridor.
County commissioner Leslie Richards says nearly 6,000 vehicles use the bridge each day. She says detour signs have been posted.
The nearly 130-year-old bridge over the Pennypack Creek was shut down last October because of structural concerns, and isn’t scheduled for an overhaul until late next year.
The picture identification cards will be issued through Parkhouse, the county’s senior care facility, but you don’t have to live or work there — or even go there.
NJ Sen. Frank Lautenberg calls it a “reverse Robin Hood” plan — taking from the middle class to give tax breaks to the wealthy.
Democrats took charge of Montgomery County’s government for the first time in over a century Tuesday morning, and they have a lot of work to do.
“I, Joshua D. Shapiro, do solemnly swear…”
“I, Leslie S. Richards, do solemnly swear…”
The Montgomery County Commissioners will be sworn-in during ceremonies this morning at the county’s community college in Blue Bell. Lisa Richards and Josh Shapiro will be the first democrats to be in charge of the county in over a century.
From a political perspective, Bruce Castor says, it’s simple: the Democrats won the election because they had more money and more voters.
It was a hard fought, expensive campaign, and Election Night proved equally grueling as the results swung back and forth.