Transportation & Infrastructure

PennDOT paving crews (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania photo).

Biden admin vows to speed up environmental permits for infrastructure projects

BY: - May 11, 2022

Administration officials said they were seeking to make permitting easier without sacrificing environmental standards.

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Pa.’s refusal to pay legal stormwater fees unfairly burdens residential, commercial ratepayers

BY: - April 13, 2022

Taxpayers are on the hook for for upgrades to outdated and undersized water and wastewater infrastructure.

Top Biden officials say Pa. will benefit from approval of bill boosting semiconductor industry

BY: - April 12, 2022

"We can’t wait. Other countries aren’t waiting," U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo said during a press call on Tuesday.

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This Pa. bill would make the roads safer for bicyclists and motorists alike | Opinion

BY: - April 12, 2022

The bill sponsored by Rep. David Maloney, R-Berks, deserves a vote in the Pa. Senate.

Pa.’s governor candidates feud over how to reduce pain at the pump

BY: - April 10, 2022

There's small distinctions between each candidate's plan; though some activists want to see them be more creative.

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PennDOT paving crews (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania photo)

Still think the infrastructure law isn’t helping? Check the numbers | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 6, 2022

The state was in line for $1.6B for bridge repairs. It's already being put to work, according to one analysis.

Bill to address turnpike V-tolls, uncollected tolls passes House committee

BY: - April 1, 2022

The bill, HB 2139, which was introduced last November by state Rep. Ryan Warner, R-Fayette, glided through the 25-member committee on Tuesday.

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The Wolf administration touts its effort to repave part of the roadway at Ridley Creek State Park in suburban Philadelphia with a mix of asphalt and recycled plastic (Commonwealth of Pa. photo, 10/13/21).

These central Pa. roads, bridges benefiting from infrastructure cash | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 31, 2022

Get ready for a busy spring road construction season, central Pa.

Pa. General Assembly extends Fern Hollow Bridge disaster declaration

BY: - March 30, 2022

The extension lasts until September 30, 2022.

Turnpike officials say travelers should plan ahead to avoid turnpike sticker shock this year

BY: - March 23, 2022

Since then, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, the state agency that oversees the state’s toll roads, has directed travelers to the Pennsylvania Turnpike website for up-to-date toll rates and a toll calculator tool. 

Allegheny Co. Port Authority extends free fares through March 27

BY: - March 21, 2022

The public transit agency announced the free fare program last week, saying it had been prompted to move by driver shortages.

African-American firm part of $2.6B plan to develop Philly Navy Yard

BY: - March 17, 2022

The developer behind the project says it's an opportunity for Black Philadelphians to build wealth, where they haven't been able to before.