Pennsylvania Department of Transportation http://wesa.fm en Senator Casey Pushes Short-Term Highway Funding Patch http://wesa.fm/post/senator-casey-pushes-short-term-highway-funding-patch <p>According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, there could be a shortfall in the highway trust fund (HTF) as soon as mid-July.</p><p>For much of the country, that could mean a halt to construction on bridges and roads.</p><p>“What we’re facing in transportation is the transportation equivalent of a government shutdown, it is that simple, but it is that stark and disturbing if folks don’t start (to) surrender some of their predispositions on what should happen next,” U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) said.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:29:06 +0000 Jessica Nath 31646 at http://wesa.fm PENNDot Calls for Spring Cleaning http://wesa.fm/post/penndot-calls-spring-cleaning <p>Spring cleaning isn’t only for homeowners. It’s for the state, too.</p><p>The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has teamed up with the Department of Environmental Protection for its annual Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania &nbsp;running now through May 31.</p><p>The cleanup calls on volunteers and groups to help clear litter from roadways, trails and shorelines across the commonwealth.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 02:16:51 +0000 Julian Routh 25392 at http://wesa.fm PennDOT Shells Out Road Salt to Help Municipalities Running Short http://wesa.fm/post/penndot-shells-out-road-salt-help-municipalities-running-short <p>The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation says it's supplied about 6,000 tons of road salt to municipalities that have run short this winter.</p><p>The highway department said Monday its salt stock stood at about 382,000 tons, with some 145,000 tons still to be delivered.</p><p>In an average winter, PennDOT goes through about 800,000 tons, but this year's series of storms has the department going through road salt more quickly than usual.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 18:25:06 +0000 The Associated Press 23875 at http://wesa.fm Corporations May be the Bridge Between Government and Infrastructure http://wesa.fm/post/corporations-may-be-bridge-between-government-and-infrastructure <p>After the House failed to pass a plan to pay for roads, bridges and mass transit last June, there is renewed speculation about another possible vote on a transportation funding proposal.</p><p>Renewed interest in lobbying efforts stems from the imposed weight limits on over 1,000 bridges in Pennsylvania. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:50:56 +0000 Nick Frost 17372 at http://wesa.fm Corporations May be the Bridge Between Government and Infrastructure Starting Wednesday Night, Inbound Liberty Tunnel to Close Until Aug. 30 http://wesa.fm/post/starting-wednesday-night-inbound-liberty-tunnel-close-until-aug-30 <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="450" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msa=0&amp;msid=207928319664578601395.0004e3d483ae084a981cd&amp;hl=en&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;t=m&amp;ll=40.427218,-80.01214&amp;spn=0.029402,0.049267&amp;z=14&amp;output=embed" width="575"></iframe></p><p>The inbound Liberty Tunnel will close around-the-clock Wednesday at 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. Aug. 30.</p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:27:14 +0000 Michael Lynch 14590 at http://wesa.fm PennDOT Begins Latest Phase in Route 28 Construction Project http://wesa.fm/post/penndot-begins-latest-phase-route-28-construction-project <p>The 44,000 motorists that travel Route 28 daily between Pittsburgh and Millvale can expect some additional congestion, as the fourth phase of a major reconstruction project begins Monday.</p><p>Traffic on northbound and southbound Route 28 will be shifted into new configurations between East Ohio Street and the 40<sup>th</sup> Street Bridge.</p> Mon, 05 Aug 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 14197 at http://wesa.fm Click It or Ticket Seatbelt Blitz Starts in Pennsylvania http://wesa.fm/post/click-it-or-ticket-seatbelt-blitz-starts-pennsylvania <p></p><p></p><p>For the next few weeks, law enforcement officials throughout the commonwealth will be stepping up enforcement of the state’s seat belt law. It’s an effort to get more people to buckle up.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 17:51:10 +0000 Deanna Garcia 9860 at http://wesa.fm Click It or Ticket Seatbelt Blitz Starts in Pennsylvania