Infrastructure-issues

COMMENTARY

New report on flooding threat to infrastructure is a dire warning to Pa. | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 13, 2021

'This is the moment for swift, decisive action,' one expert said.

Pa. parks need $1.4B for infrastructure repairs, improvements, DCNR says

BY: - October 8, 2021

Speaking from Shikellamy State Park, which needs some $56 million in upgrades, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn said Friday that many parks in the aging system “are increasingly facing operating challenges because of infrastructure needs.”

Alle.Co. Port Authority nabs $216M COVID grant; will use money to recover from pandemic losses

BY: - September 26, 2021

'Public transit is vitally important to our region’s recovery from this global pandemic,' a spokesperson said.

U.S. Senate OKs $1.2T bipartisan infrastructure bill; Pa.’s Casey, Toomey split on vote

BY: - August 10, 2021

Every Senate Democrat and 19 Republicans voted in favor of final passage. 

COMMENTARY

To protect public safety and preserve infrastructure, Pa. should not allow heavier trucks on its highways | Opinion

BY: - June 17, 2021

As the Pennsylvania Legislature and Congress debate heavier trucks, they should take a step back and consider the ramifications.

Infrastructure overhaul should focus more on safety, advocates say

BY: - May 31, 2021

Even though the pandemic kept people off the roads in 2020, traffic fatalities rose by nearly 5 percent. And the number of pedestrians killed by drivers increased by about 44 percent between 2010 and 2019.

With ‘Amtrak Joe’ in the White House, states hope for a passenger rail renaissance

BY: - April 30, 2021

Amtrak’s proposed improvements also include many expansions that state and local officials have already been advocating. 

COMMENTARY

This time, infrastructure week is for real | Dick Polman

BY: - April 5, 2021

If he can pull off a sizable chunk of the sweeping infrastructure package, that BFD could put him in the history books as JRB.

COMMENTARY

As bridge toll debate heats up, Wolf pitches ditching Pa. gas tax | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 15, 2021

Gov. Tom Wolf wants to phase out 'burdensome' gas tax; bipartisan commission to come up with new funding streams.

Buttigieg to inherit a crumbling network of roads, subways and rails at DOT

BY: - December 26, 2020

For example, two presidents have vowed to replace the aging Brent Spence Bridge between Cincinnati and northern Kentucky, but there’s still no plan to do so. In fact, the bridge closed down for a month because of damage it sustained in a November truck accident. Officials just reopened it a few days before Christmas.

Putting off short-term disaster, Pa. lawmakers must once again face transportation funding woes this winter

BY: - December 4, 2020

Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration warned legislative leaders in November that funding was set to run out for the projects on Dec. 1 due to lower than expected gas tax revenues.

Wolf renews push for RESTORE PA plan ahead of budget talks

BY: - January 28, 2020

During a stop at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday, Wolf called on lawmakers to pass his stalled, $4.5 billion infrastructure bill, arguing that the start of budget season and the state’s approaching rainy season is a perfect time to revive it.