New billboard in Philadelphia will promote anniversary of Biden administration’s infrastructure law
The Democratic National Committee is unveiling a new billboard campaign in Philadelphia today to mark the two-year anniversary of President Joe Biden signing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. It’s part of a larger push by Democrats in Pennsylvania and elsewhere to draw attention to the results of the $1.2 trillion bill, a signature piece of the […]
Pittsburgh Regional Transit gets $150M grant for bus rapid transit project
'The people in our neighborhoods are the greatest winners,' Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey said.
Biden administration sends millions to states for bridge repair, replacement
The bridges were selected as part of a competitive grant program for bridge projects of less than $100M.
Rural Pa. to benefit from $200M infusion from feds for broadband | Wednesday Morning Coffee
The state will receive at least $1B more in the coming years for broadband expansion, U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., said
Study: Passenger trains could return to Scranton by 2028
Trains traveling between Scranton to New York City would transport an estimated 470,000 people a year beginning in 2028, according to a two-year study released Wednesday by Amtrak and the Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority. The region’s railroad advocates have been trying to bring back passenger rail since the 1970s, and they say the study […]
States to receive $2.5B from feds for electric vehicle charging infrastructure
The federal government will send $2.5 billion over the next five years to states, local governments and tribes to build electric vehicle charging infrastructure, Biden administration officials have said. The new Charging and Fueling Infrastructure grant program, which was authorized by the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure law, will spend $2.5 billion over five years to build […]
Pa.’s Casey, Fetterman announce $75M to fight ‘forever chemicals’ | Wednesday Morning Coffee
The federal infrastructure law cash will help fight PFAS contamination in drinking water, a rising public health threat.
Biden meets with governors, urges them to implement laws allocating billions to states
The money represents 'game changing investments in our country,' New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, said.
Efforts to bring passenger rail back to NEPA keep chugging along
'Hopefully, 2023 is the year this went from an idea to implementation,' rail backer Tyler Kusma told the Capital-Star
Gov. Tom Wolf reflects on eight years of successes, stumbles and standoffs
Looking back over his eight years in office, Gov. Tom Wolf said he hopes he will be remembered for making Pennsylvania a better place and for doing it honestly and efficiently. Wolf took office in 2015, defeating the unpopular Republican Gov. Tom Corbett after a campaign where he spent $10 million of his own money. […]
Wolf admin announces $5M for traffic signal tech to make Pa. roads safer | Wednesday Morning Coffee
Twenty Pa. municipalities will benefit from the money, Gov. Tom Wolf's office said.
Pa. broadband authority presents plan to improve high-speed internet access, infrastructure
The plan noted that approximately “2.6 million Pennsylvania residents in 1.3 million, or 26 percent of households—including 25 percent of Latino and 35 percent of Black American Households —either do not have access to or have not adopted high-speed broadband or may lack the skills to effectively use it.”