Transportation & Infrastructure

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.

Hit with staff shortages, Allegheny Co. Port Authority turns to free fares for taxed riders

BY: - March 17, 2022

The free fares started Tuesday and will wrap up on Sunday, March 20, officials said.


Will high gas prices get Pa. drivers out of their cars and on the bus? | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 16, 2022

Past precedent points the way to yes, according to researchers.


What’s going on with oil prices? It’s more complicated than you think | Opinion

BY: - March 14, 2022

Price shocks aren’t new. Viewed historically, they are an integral part of oil market dynamics, not anomalies.

Frick Park neighbors weigh in on proposed Fern Hollow Bridge design

BY: - March 13, 2022

The discussion is happening along the official debate on redesigning the bridge, which collapsed in January.

Rural broadband is a farm bill focus during U.S. House hearing

BY: - March 11, 2022

By Jared Strong The coronavirus pandemic highlighted the need for federal assistance to develop high-speed internet connectivity in all parts of the country, members of a U.S. House subcommittee agreed this week as they reviewed provisions that are likely to be included in the next farm bill. “I represent a largely rural district in north-central, […]

Pa. eligible for $26.5M to reclaim abandoned mine land, Wolf says | Five for the Weekend

BY: - March 5, 2022

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

BY: - March 3, 2022

''There is a definite concern regarding the changing of the South Philadelphia community and the future of Washington Avenue,' City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson said