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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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White House: Pa. to receive additional $19.3M to help cover home energy costs

BY: - April 21, 2022

The money is included in the more than $385 million the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services is releasing to states through the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

POLL: Pennsylvanians support funding hike for parks, forests

BY: - April 15, 2022

The poll, commissioned by the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation and conducted by Susquehanna Polling and Research between Feb. 21-27, 2022, surveyed 701 registered Pennsylvania voters across eight geographical areas statewide. The poll had a margin of error of +/-3.7 percentage points.

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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.

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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.

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. 

Pa., Norfolk Southern working on deal to add 2nd daily Amtrak trip from Harrisburg to Pittsburgh

BY: - February 18, 2022

Local business leaders and advocates have long sought the expansion of passenger rail service between the capital city and Pittsburgh.

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Lake Erie to benefit from $1B Great Lakes clean-up in infrastructure law | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 18, 2022

The money is evidence of the U.S. 'reinvesting in our economy and in our people,' President Joe Biden said in Ohio on Thursday.

‘We’re almost at a crisis point’: DCNR reiterates $1.4B in infrastructure needs at state parks, forests

BY: - February 14, 2022

With budget talks set to begin in the House Tuesday, Norbeck is hopeful that DCNR’s continued calls for action will be heard, citing a “convergence of understanding” gleaned from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

States prepare as fraudsters get set to pounce on infrastructure law windfalls | Analysis

BY: - February 7, 2022

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

BY: - February 4, 2022

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. 

Pa. to get $1.6B in new bridge funding from feds, though toll plans still on amid funding shortfalls

BY: and - January 18, 2022

Pennsylvania will get $1.6 billion in extra federal funding over the next five years to fix more than 3,000 bridges across the commonwealth.  The funding comes from $26.5 billion in funds for distressed bridges authorized under the recent infrastructure law. The law will also waive the requirement that states and local governments provide matching funds, […]