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PennDOT Releases Its 2045 Long-Range Plan

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) yesterday announced the completion and publication of its 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan. The department said the blueprint “represents a multimodal approach to improve mobility, safety, fairness, resilience, and sustainability for moving people and goods throughout the commonwealth,” and, among other things, “will guide state and regional planning and project programming processes such as PennDOT’s 12-Year Program, which includes a fiscally constrained list of funded projects that will be delivered over the next 12 years.” Additional information about the plan is available at PennDOT’s long-range planning web page and a new web page dedicated to the 2045 plan.

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Metro DC Transit Ridership Is Rebounding Faster Than Expected

The Washington Post reports, “Metro ridership is outpacing transit agency projections, raising optimism after significant drops in fare revenue while putting pressure on the system to solve a train shortage and alleviate crowding. The number of passengers on the Metro rail and bus systems combined is 40 percent higher than agency expectations set more than a year ago, Metro officials said Monday. Ridership in recent weeks has doubled since March 2021, coming as many offices across the Washington area have reopened for work. Metro said the return to offices, higher gas prices and rebounding tourism are fueling the growth.”

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