Philly City Council discusses traffic calming possibilities

Philly City Council discusses traffic calming possibilities

With the city home to one of the highest rates of pedestrian traffic fatalities in America, Philadelphia City Council Monday held a hearing to address keeping kids safe from the dangers of the city’s busy streets.

Monday, May 14, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: Philadelphia
House committee renews push for local police radar law

House committee renews push for local police radar law

Get pulled over by a local police officer in Pennsylvania and you can be sure of at least one thing – you weren’t caught speeding by a radar gun.

That’s because in the Commonwealth, radar timing devices can be only used by the state police. Pennsylvania is the only state that prohibits municipal police from using radar, and Rep. Greg Rothman (R-Cumberland) is the latest in a long succession of lawmakers who want that to change.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: News and Views
Proposed Pittsburgh budget avoids tax increases for third year in a row

Proposed Pittsburgh budget avoids tax increases for third year in a row

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and the Office of Management and Budget submitted a $555 million operating budget and $105 million capital spending plan for 2018 to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority Friday.

The proposed budget holds the line on tax increases for the third consecutive year and provides a boost to public safety and transportation spending. 

Friday, September 22, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
New transportation program could put additional $2.1 billion in PA roads over ten year period

New transportation program could put additional $2.1 billion in PA roads over ten year period

The Wolf administration announced Tuesday the creation of the Pennsylvania Road Maintenance and Preservation (Road MaP) program within the Department of Transportation, which it said is set up to invest $2.1 billion in Pennsylvania roadway infrastructure over the next ten years.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Department of Revenue revises gas tax as part of Act 89

Department of Revenue revises gas tax as part of Act 89

Last Friday, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue published a revision in the Oil Company Franchise Tax as required by Act 89 of 2013.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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