Infrastructure-issues

COMMENTARY

Pa.’s refusal to pay legal stormwater fees unfairly burdens residential, commercial ratepayers

BY: - April 13, 2022

Taxpayers are on the hook for for upgrades to outdated and undersized water and wastewater infrastructure.

Frick Park neighbors weigh in on proposed Fern Hollow Bridge design

BY: - March 13, 2022

The discussion is happening along the official debate on redesigning the bridge, which collapsed in January.

Philly’s plan for Washington Avenue raises concerns among residents, businesses

BY: - March 3, 2022

''There is a definite concern regarding the changing of the South Philadelphia community and the future of Washington Avenue,' City Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson said

How an app is helping Pgh residents avoid dodgy infrastructure

BY: - February 28, 2022

The Bad Bridges app is one city-dweller's effort to 'incorporate civic data' for the public good.

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. 

COMMENTARY

PGH Bridge Collapse: There’s no time to delay on new infrastructure jobs | Opinion

BY: - February 2, 2022

A new year offers offers many new opportunities to coal communities to help cushion any economic impact from coal’s market-driven decline.

‘We can’t slow down’: In Pgh, Biden talks infrastructure, manufacturing and supply chain disruptions

BY: - January 28, 2022

Speaking from Mill 19 at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Biden first took a moment to address the bridge collapse that occurred in Pittsburgh early Friday morning. 

Biden still bound for Pittsburgh after bridge collapse that injured 10, White House says

BY: - January 28, 2022

(*This story was updated at 11:18 a.m. on Friday, 1/28/22 to include comment from the White House, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman and Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey, along with information about road closures in response to President Joe Biden’s visit. Updated at 2:50 p.m. to include additional comment.) Emergency crews were at the scene of a […]

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, […]

A bridge demolition was a headache in the Lehigh Valley. The infrastructure bill will fix it & more

BY: - January 11, 2022

A new Fifth Street Bridge is among the projects being funded by the $1.2T infrastructure law that President Joe Biden signed into law.

Long awaited sidewalk planned for Pittsburgh’s Hazelwood neighborhood

BY: - December 20, 2021

The new $1.2 million construction project involves replacing the current sidewalk, curbs, and curb ramps along Irvine Street to provide safe access for pedestrians and cyclists. Construction is planned to begin in the spring of 2022.