PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett will put his signature on the biggest legislative achievement of his tenure Monday morning — a bill to raise major new funding for roads, bridges and mass transit.
Interstate 81 just north of Harrisburg will be closed at least through the weekend following a massive fuel tanker truck fire on a ramp above the highway.
Until last October, it required piles of paperwork for businesses and homeowners to get one of the fifteen thousand Highway Occupancy Permits issued each year for projects that needed to build driveways, ramps or other amenities that access state roadways.
During budget hearings last week, state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle continued to pressure Governor Corbett to address transportation funding, as the PennDOT secretary expressed concerns about Pennsylvania’s aging bridges.
Governor Corbett’s transportation funding advisory commission will hear a presentation this morning on the idea of turning a stretch of Route 422 into a toll road.