infrastructure-funding

Pa. broadband authority presents plan to improve high-speed internet access, infrastructure

BY: - November 30, 2022

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.”

At site of collapsed Pittsburgh bridge, Biden touts benefits of infrastructure law

BY: - October 20, 2022

Standing in front of the replacement for the collapsed Fern Hollow Bridge, President Joe Biden returned to Pittsburgh on Thursday, touting the benefits of federal infrastructure law and proclaiming “the resurgence of American manufacturing.” “Hello, Pittsburgh!” Biden said, opening his remarks to a crowd of about 100 onlookers, that included Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, Lt. […]

Interior of a wastewater pipe

Wolf admin announces $236M for water infrastructure projects | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 20, 2022

Fifteen counties will share in the money, which is a mix of state and federal funds.

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Raw sewage bubbles up in the front yard of a home in Jackson, Mississippi, on Oct. 20, 2021. Rory Doyle/The Washington Post via Getty Images

How to steer money for drinking water, sewer upgrades to those who need it most | Opinion

BY: - October 11, 2022

If a historic increase in federal infrastructure funding is managed smartly, it can right equally historic wrongs.

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia on Friday 8/19/22.

Philly gets $25M federal grant to fix its most dangerous streets

BY: - August 22, 2022

The money will pay for upgrading traffic signals, adding new paving, signage, speed bumps, and fixing potholes.

Top Biden WH official to visit Pa. to tout infrastructure law investments

BY: - August 19, 2022

A senior Biden administration official will travel to Pennsylvania next week to plug the benefits of the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law in the Keystone State. White House Infrastructure Coordinator, and senior administration adviser Mitch Landrieu, will make stops in suburban Pittsburgh and Coatesville next Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, the White House said in a […]

A scene from Pittsburgh's Hill District.

Pittsburgh’s Hill District prepares for $11M infrastructure injection

BY: - August 15, 2022

The historically Black neighborhood is one of 166 communities across the country selected for the federal RAISE Grants program.

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Pa.’s airports land $49M in federal infrastructure funding, Wolf says | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 8, 2022

Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. With state lawmakers moving ahead with work on the delayed state budget on Thursday — a veritable bouillabaisse of numbers — now seemed as good a time as any to throw a few more at you. A trio of Pennsylvania airports will share in $49 million in federal infrastructure law money […]

Commonwealth Court finds PennDOT’s public-private partnership board bridge tolling plan invalid

BY: - June 30, 2022

A panel of Commonwealth Court judges said PennDOT's P3 board didn't follow the process laid out for initiating transportation projects, declaring a plan to toll interstate highway bridges invalid.

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Pa., Norfolk Southern get a deal to expand W.Pa rail access | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 28, 2022

The more than $200M agreement eventually will add a 2nd daily Amtrak trip from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg, officials said.

‘A declaration of war’: GOP lawmakers eviscerate PennDOT’s bridge tolling plan

BY: - June 9, 2022

Lawmakers and business leaders have called on the Wolf administration to end the plan.

Passenger and freight rail projects in 32 states, including Pa., get millions from U.S. DOT

BY: - June 2, 2022

WASHINGTON —  The U.S. government is doling out millions of dollars to railroad projects throughout the country in hopes of improving supply chains and passenger rail service. The announcement by the Biden administration of $368 million in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements will go to more than 46 projects designed to improve safety and […]