Infrastructure


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.

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, right, and Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., hold a decaying piece of a rail tunnel while they speak during a news conference in New York, Monday, June 28, 2021. Buttigieg toured the century-old rail tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey as a long-delayed project to build a new tunnel gains steam. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Officials Push 15-Year Plan to Boost Rail in Northeast Region

A coalition of transportation agencies and Amtrak on Wednesday released a 15-year plan of rail improvements for the congested Northeast Corridor.

Hillary Rothrock talked about how important the American Jobs Plan would be for people in her industry.
How Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Could Help Home Healthcare Workers

Workers hope President Biden's American Jobs Plan will help home healthcare workers' industry.

The Heller Dam in Lycoming County, seen in this September 2019 file photo, is almost 50 years old and is deemed a high hazard dam. It stores drinking water for over 50,000 people and more than 2,600 residents would be at risk if it ever failed. (Mark Nance/Sun-Gazette via AP)
Dams Are Forgotten Infrastructure—Until They Fail

Pennsylvania has nearly 3,400 dams. Many of them could benefit from funding in President Biden's infrastructure plan.

An acid mine drainage well was located on the bank of a tributary to Montgomery Creek. DEP successfully plugged the abandoned well. (PA Department of Environmental Protection)
Why Are Abandoned Wells Such a Problem in Pennsylvania?

Sealing off abandoned oil and gas wells throughout the commonwealth might sound like a boring topic, but it could bring thousands of jobs to the state while helping the environment.