Transportation & Infrastructure
Pa. eligible for $26.5M to reclaim abandoned mine land, Wolf says | Five for the Weekend
The $26.5 million is in addition to the $244.9 million announced by Wolf last month from the federal, bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
Philly’s plan for Washington Avenue raises concerns among residents, businesses
''There is a definite concern regarding the changing of the South Philadelphia community and the future of Washington Avenue,' City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson said
How an app is helping Pgh residents avoid dodgy infrastructure
The Bad Bridges app is one city-dweller's effort to 'incorporate civic data' for the public good.
Philly Council tackles infrastructure issues at city schools
While Council controls the purse strings, it's the school district's responsibility "to prioritize the upkeep and maintenance of these buildings,' Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson said.
‘It’s not a luxury, it’s a necessity:’ Advocates, officials emphasize need for high-speed broadband in rural Pa.
High-speed broadband access could be the key to reinvigorating rural Pennsylvania, advocates said during Friday Zoom call.
Charged Up: Pa. to receive $171.5M to support EV charging stations | Tuesday Morning Coffee
It's the fifth-highest tally nationwide under the bipartisan infrastructure law, officials said.
Lake Erie to benefit from $1B Great Lakes clean-up in infrastructure law | Friday Morning Coffee
The money is evidence of the U.S. 'reinvesting in our economy and in our people,' President Joe Biden said in Ohio on Thursday.
Pa. residents are ‘drinking better, not more’ driving liquor sales growth during pandemic, industry group says
Nationally, super-premium spirits saw the fastest revenue growth in the 2020-21 fiscal year, with a growth rate of 82 percent from the super premium and high-end product categories.
Pa. Senate committee OKs turnpike reform legislation
The Senate Transportation Committee approved a package of bills reforming the turnpike’s tolling system and financial reporting, with lawmakers hoping they will deter additional losses and make using the highway system more convenient for motorists.
States prepare as fraudsters get set to pounce on infrastructure law windfalls | Analysis
Pa. is 'committed to transparency and ensuring these funds are allocated appropriately with proper oversight,' a Wolf administration spokesperson said.
Pgh bridge collapse one week later: Officials discuss funding and the state of Pa.’s bridges
The briefing comes a week after 10 people were injured in the collapse of the Fern Hollow Bridge in Pittsburgh just hours ahead of President Joe Biden’s visit to the area to tout the newly passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Safe, reliable, and affordable transit is the fastest route to an equitable society | Opinion
As we honor Rosa Parks and her fight for transit equity, it’s time to put transit funding front and center.