infrastructure-funding

COMMENTARY

Roads and bridges aren’t enough. For a strong economy, we need to invest in ‘care’ infrastructure | Opinion

BY: - July 21, 2021

If quality child care is unaffordable, unavailable, or unreliable, parents can’t take the jobs that employers are desperate to fill.

In Wisconsin jaunt, Biden pitches bipartisan infrastructure deal

BY: - June 29, 2021

Speaking from the municipal transit utility in La Crosse, Biden discussed the ways the infrastructure deal will help Wisconsinites with some of the state’s most pressing problems. 

Pa.’s Toomey: Tax hikes are off the table to pay for bipartisan infrastructure deal

BY: - June 28, 2021

"We don't have a bill to look at. We've got a framework and many very large important parts are completely undefined is just a line on a piece of paper," Toomey said.

‘Housing is not infrastructure. Housing is housing,’ Pa.’s Toomey says as mayors plead for help to alleviate housing crisis

BY: - June 16, 2021

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said that he was concerned that affordable housing is becoming out of reach for families.

Bridges, buses, bypasses, and more: All the Pa. projects included in U.S. House Dems’ $547B transportation bill

BY: - June 9, 2021

U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District, submitted four projects tallying exactly $20 million. All four of those proposals for road work and bridge replacements were selected.

COMMENTARY

Connecting low-income families to high-speed internet: Let’s learn from past failures and build on what works | Opinion

BY: - June 4, 2021

Philadelphians and all Americans have seen too much time and money wasted on projects that sound good but fail to deliver.

Casey: It’s time to ‘chart a new course’ with proposed infrastructure bill

BY: - June 3, 2021

The American Jobs Plan, which focuses on addressing the nation’s crumbling physical infrastructure, is one of the proposals and comes with a more than $2 trillion price tag to repair crumbling roads, bridges, railways and airports, replace lead pipes and upgrade water systems and expand high speed broadband access. 

Pa. cities could see 15 new round trips as part of Amtrak proposal

BY: - June 2, 2021

Pennsylvania would see three completely new routes serving the eastern part of the state, as well as enhanced service routes throughout the state, including Western Pennsylvania.

COMMENTARY

Poll: Majorities of Pa. voters support Biden’s ‘Build Back’ agenda | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 26, 2021

The poll, conducted by the progressive group Data for Progress, is still the first significant pulse-taking on Biden's agenda in a critical battleground state.

Electric buses, asphalt and bridges: On Capitol Hill, pols from Pa., nationwide jostle for federal transportation cash

BY: and - May 23, 2021

Rep. Dan Meuser, R-9th District., put in for $5.5 million to resurface a stretch of US-222 in Berks County, while Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D-6th District., is seeking $5 million to add a lane to a stretch of that same road, just five miles away.

Biden celebrates Amtrak’s 50th birthday and pitches more rail investment in Philadelphia

BY: - April 30, 2021

Friday afternoon was a confluence of passions for President Joe Biden, as he marked his 101st day in office by celebrating Amtrak’s 50th anniversary at Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.

COMMENTARY

‘Not just climate change’: An activist explains how Biden’s infrastructure plan improves the environment | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 5, 2021

'This is probably the single biggest action ever taken by our country to address environmental issues," says Josh McNeil of Conservation Voters of Pennsylvania.