Transportation & Distribution

Apr 22, 2021

Pa. Multimodal Transportation Fund awards $48M in funding

Gov. Tom Wolf today announced the inclusion of several local projects among 116 that have been approved for more than $48 million in funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund.

Apr 7, 2021

The Lehigh Valley’s logistics boom is impacting wages, construction and infrastructure

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, growth in the e-commerce, logistics and transportation industries, which were already booming in the Lehigh Valley, has gone full tilt.

Mar 30, 2021

LVIA hires firm to develop space for increased air cargo demand

Since 2016 Lehigh Valley International Airport has seen a 165% increase in cargo traffic -- going from processing 47 million pounds of cargo to more than 126 pounds in 2019 and 210 million during the COVID-19 bump last year.

Mar 9, 2021

LANTA getting new headquarters for paratransit services

The Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANTA) is getting a new home for its paratransit operations.

Mar 1, 2021

U.S. Army orders 99 heavy dump trucks from Mack Defense

Mack Defense said the U.S. Army has ordered 99 Mack Defense non-armored heavy dump trucks as part of a previously announced contract that has the potential to be worth up to $296 million over seven years.

Mar 1, 2021

Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show cancelled again, will go virtual

After canceling last year’s event because of the COVID-19 shutdown, the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Dealers Association had hoped to get this year’s annual auto show “back on the road again.”

Feb 25, 2021

LVIA passenger traffic remains down, but cargo is the bright spot

The Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority is reporting a 61.6 % drop in traffic from Jan. 2020, which was right before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Feb 1, 2021

PennDOT issues road restrictions for storm travel

As a severe winter storm continue across Pennsylvania, PennDOT has issued a number of travel restrictions, especially for commercial vehicles.

Jan 28, 2021

Military truck drivers won’t need to retest for Pa. commercial driver’s license

PennDOT said that it will now waive the requirement of a Commercial Driver’s License Knowledge Test for Pennsylvania residents who are current or former military members who already have at least two years of experience driving such vehicles as part of their military duties.

Jan 21, 2021

COVID-19 drives 2020 passenger traffic to record low at LVIA

According to Tom Stoudt, executive director of the Lehigh Northampton Airport Authority, 390,764 passengers traveled through the airport in 2020. That’s a more than 57% decline from 2019.

Dec 31, 2020

A rise in online shopping, plus the arrival of the COVID vaccine is keeping pallet makers busy

Foundational to shipping and receiving, trucking and distribution, commerce and trade, the wooden pallet and skid business is brisk and strong demand for these handling workhorses is expected to continue.

Dec 21, 2020

LVIA reports another month of decreased traffic in November

Last month the airport had 30,367 passengers compared to 71,098 in November 2019, a more than 57% decrease.