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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, […]

‘The goal is to act now’: state officials detail Pa.’s 2021 Climate Action Plan

BY: - September 22, 2021

The plan builds on six areas of impact noted in the 2021 Climate Change Impacts Assessment

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Fewer drivers, but more Pa. traffic deaths in 2020. Why? | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 21, 2021

Even with the increase, the 2020 tally is the second-lowest on record, and comes as overall traffic fatalities continue to trend downward, officials said.

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Older drivers and Public Safety: Preserve their independence by improving public transit | Ray E. Landis

BY: - April 15, 2021

Senior-friendly ride-sharing services, more neighborhood amenities, the potential for driverless cars – all offer alternatives that can help Pennsylvania’s growing older population avoid isolation.

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About those PennDOT bridge tolls | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - February 27, 2021

PennDOT wants to toll nine bridges across Pa. to pay for repairs. Lawmakers were not thrilled at the news.

DEP announces new funding to expand Pa.’s electric vehicle infrastructure

BY: - February 20, 2021

As of November 2020, there were more than 29,000 electric vehicles registered in Pennsylvania, according to the DEP’s Electric Vehicle Roadmap.

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New Pa. law provides free photo ID to people experiencing homelessness | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 16, 2021

A lack of funds is one of the biggest barriers to getting an ID. A new law seeks to remove it.