Infrastructure


Employees of the Allentown, Pa., streets department work under a street near Jordan Park in Allentown, Pa., Friday, May 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Pothole-Riddled Roads and Crumbling Bridges: What PA Projects Could Get Funding From the Infrastructure Bill?

Although not included in the final bill, 77 projects identified by Pennsylvania’s Congressional delegation in an earlier version of the legislation could potentially receive funding from the billions earmarked for transportation upgrades in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

In this Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021 photo, a person walks past the Girard Point Bridge in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
House Votes to Halt PennDOT Plan to Toll Bridges for Repairs

Adding tolls would free up money from the new federal infrastructure bill for other projects across the state. But opponents say tolls would hurt the local economy near the bridges.

FILE - Traffic on Interstate 79 crosses the Ohio River on the Neville Island Bridge as it undergoes a refurbishing near Pittsburgh, April 2, 2021. The $1 trillion infrastructure bill that President Joe Biden signed into law on Monday, Nov. 15, represents a historic achievement at a time of deeply fractured politics. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
What’s in the Infrastructure Bill for Pennsylvania? Here’s a Breakdown.

Pennsylvania will receive $17.8 billion of the $110 billion in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to improve roads, bridges, public transportation, drinking water, and much more.

President Joe Biden speaks about his infrastructure plan and his domestic agenda during a visit to the Electric City Trolley Museum in Scranton, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Joe Biden Returns Home to Scranton to Rally Support for His Build Back Better Agenda

Biden says the Build Back Better Agenda will help middle-class working families recover from the hardships of the pandemic. 

In this photo made through a windshield, the sensors and lights are seen at the west bound toll gate of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Cranberry Township, Pa., on Monday, Aug. 30, 2021. More than $104 million in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls went uncollected last year as the agency fully converted to all-electronic tolling. Turnpike records show the millions of motorists who don’t use E-ZPass have a nearly 1 in 2 chance of riding without paying under the “toll-by-plate” license plate reader system.(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
‘Why Was This Not Shared With Us?’ Turnpike’s $104M in Unpaid Tolls Draws Senators’ Scrutiny

An internal turnpike report issued in July indicated that motorists who do not use E-ZPass have a nearly 1 in 2 chance of riding without paying under the “toll-by-plate” license plate camera system.

(Courtesy of Stephanie Lane)
The Pandemic ‘Blew the House of Cards All the Way Down’ for Mothers. Can Joe Biden Build It Back Better?

Moms are not okay. The pandemic has taken a toll and they are exhausted and struggling to find affordable child care. But help could be on the way, as President Joe Biden has a plan to pass a once-in-a-generation investment to help working families.

Vice President Kamala Harris walks off the Senate floor after voting on the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021. The Senate approved the bill, sending a cornerstone of the Biden agenda to the House. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Senate Passes Infrastructure Bill That Will Benefit Pennsylvanians

The Senate approved a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure plan on Tuesday.