Pa. plan to distribute $1.16B in federal broadband funds approved by state officials

BY: - August 10, 2023

State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar, R-Somerset, who serves on the Pennsylvania Broadband Development Authority, said the five-year action plan to bring broadband access to nearly 300,000 unserved and underserved areas of the commonwealth, was unanimously approved by the Authority on Thursday. 


Broadband providers raise concerns over DCED funding application process

BY: - June 1, 2023

In response to the concerns, Board Chairman Uri Monson, asked DCED staff to take down the questions asked about the Capital Project Fund and the application process and provide answers to them on the Frequently Asked Questions section of the website. 


Why the humble city bus is the key to improving U.S. public transit | Opinion

BY: - March 6, 2023

Many U.S. cities are coming around to the idea that buses are the future of public transit and are working to make that vision real.

PennDOT paving crews (Commonwealth of Pennsylvania photo)

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.

In Kansas, Buttigieg points to Pgh bridge collapse as ‘urgent’ reminder of infrastructure needs

BY: - January 28, 2022

'Bottom line is this shouldn’t happen in the United States of America,' he said.

Happy Trails Pa. looks to big boost from infrastructure bill to build, connect rail trails

BY: - November 30, 2021

'We need to finish big pieces that cost a lot of money. That’s why the infrastructure bill could not have come at a better time,' said Elaine Paul Schaefer, executive director of the Schuylkill River Greenway.

Report: Pa. ranks 39th nationwide for the condition, cost-effectiveness of its highways

BY: - November 28, 2021

Pennsylvania ranks 39th nationwide for the condition and cost-effectiveness of its highway system, according to new research by the Libertarian-leaning Reason Foundation.


Are Democrats ever going to get their act together? | Dick Polman

BY: - October 4, 2021

I don’t care which faction – the 'centrists' or the 'progressives' – has the better grievances. Just knock it off.


Utilities need to think differently to avoid long power outages after disasters | Opinion

BY: - September 26, 2021

Building even more power poles and transmission lines won’t avert outages when major disasters strike.

‘Big and bold’ infrastructure bill still falls short on helping states fight climate change

BY: - August 6, 2021

“We’re going to do things to reduce climate emissions, but we’re going to spend more in ways that we know increase them,” one expert said


Roads and bridges aren’t enough. For a strong economy, we need to invest in ‘care’ infrastructure | Opinion

BY: - July 21, 2021

If quality child care is unaffordable, unavailable, or unreliable, parents can’t take the jobs that employers are desperate to fill.

The return of vacation season? | Five for Your Weekend

BY: - June 5, 2021

Happy Weekend, all. Associate Editor Cassie Miller here, reporting back after a few weeks in Alaska! Even fully vaccinated, I wasn’t sure my trip to the 49th state would happen this year after, well, everything, but it looks like I’m not the only one “getting back out there.” According to an April survey from Tripadvisor, an […]