Transportation & Infrastructure

Pa. House bill would give commercial drivers with disqualifying convictions a second chance

BY: - May 22, 2023

The bill will now go to the House floor for a vote. If it passes in both chambers of the General Assembly and is signed into law, the legislation would take effect in 18 months, which Hill-Evans said is the time necessary for PennDOT to review and prepare records of disqualified drivers.


Pa.’s newest form of legal gambling | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - May 20, 2023

Nine railcars from a Norfolk Southern train jumped the tracks outside of New Castle, Pa., about 50 miles northwest of Pittsburgh, on May 10.

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Fetterman: ‘Same *s**t, different day,’ with latest Norfolk-Southern derailment | Monday Coffee

BY: - May 15, 2023

Pa. lawmakers renew calls for accountability for freight-hauling giant; bill clears U.S. Senate committee hurdle.

Pa. House panel examines ways to collect ‘fair share’ of road costs from electric vehicle users

BY: - May 1, 2023

With electric vehicle sales steadily increasing and Pennsylvania’s highway maintenance costs growing, lawmakers on Monday heard testimony about ways to capture alternative fuel users’ fair share of road taxes. Thirty states have enacted road use fees for electric vehicles, Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee Chairman Ed Neilson, D-Philadelphia, said. The challenge for Pennsylvania is determining a […]

Here’s where gas prices are headed (for now) and why

BY: - April 27, 2023

The good news is that gas is 49 cents below where it was on April 26 of last year, and more than a dollar below last year’s high of $5.02 a gallon, which it reached in June. And right now, economists aren’t expecting prices to surge this summer, though some slight increases are still expected.

Lawmakers in some states see a need for higher speed limits

BY: - April 16, 2023

There were 43,000 traffic deaths across the country in 2021, a 16-year high.

Biden administration sends millions to states for bridge repair, replacement

BY: - April 13, 2023

The bridges were selected as part of a competitive grant program for bridge projects of less than $100M.

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Rural Pa. to benefit from $200M infusion from feds for broadband | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 12, 2023

The state will receive at least $1B more in the coming years for broadband expansion, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said

After latest Norfolk Southern derailment, W. Pa lawmakers call for rail accountability

BY: - April 11, 2023

'We stand together in solidarity today to call for stronger safety regulations for bomb trains,' U.S. Rep. Summer Lee, D-12th District, said.

Feds: Crash deaths up across U.S., with Pa. keeping pace

BY: - April 10, 2023

Of the 1,230 crash-related fatalities in Pennsylvania in 2021, 27% or 337 deaths, were due to drunken drivers.

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Pa. Sens. Fetterman, Casey and Ohio’s Brown introduce new rail safety legislation

BY: - March 30, 2023

Democratic U.S. Sens. John Fetterman and Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Sherrod Brown of Ohio have introduced new rail safety legislation, following last month’s derailment of a Norfolk Southern train near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border. It’s the first piece of legislation Fetterman has introduced as a U.S. Senator.


Telework is finally reaching rural America thanks to Biden’s investments in broadband | Opinion

BY: - March 29, 2023

When rural areas have equal access to broadband, it will create a sense of economic hope in communities like mine.