Infrastructure


These railroad tracks could be getting more use if Amtrak's plan goes through.
Restoring Passenger Rail Service Between Reading and Philadelphia is Chugging Along

Officials in Chester, Berks, and Montgomery counties have created the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority.

FILE - A home router and internet switch are displayed on June 19, 2018, in East Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Bridging the Digital Divide: 20 Internet Companies Agree to Provide Discount Services

Over 900,000 Pennsylvanians are eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program, which provides monthly subsidies on internet service for low-income households.

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Federal Funding Will Help Pay for Improvements to These Six High-Hazard Dams in PA

Two high-hazard dam projects in Snyder and Schuylkill counties will receive some of the latest round of federal funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Looking down Memorial Highway (Route 662) in Oley Township, with a line of utility poles running along farm fields near Fisher's Produce in July 2021. (Reading Eagle Photo via Getty Images/Ben Hasty)
PA Senate Passes Bill to Create Statewide Grant Program for Rural Coworking Centers

Legislation creating a statewide grant program to improve broadband services in rural areas of Pennsylvania to support the online workforce unanimously passes the Senate.

U.S. Senate candidate Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman speaks during a meeting of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party State Committee in Harrisburg, Pa., Saturday, Jan. 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Fetterman Advocates for Better Rural Broadband

Broadband access is ‘fundamental’ but often unavailable in rural Pennsylvania.

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2021 file photo, state senator Jake Corman (R-Centre), speaks during a Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee hearing at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Republicans Don’t Get Wolf’s Forward-Looking Budget

Gov. Wolf contends his budget positions Pennsylvania for a bright future. Republicans shoot it down with references your grandparents will totally understand.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf delivers his budget address for the 2022-23 fiscal year to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Wolf’s Final Budget, Like His First, Features Public Schools

In addition to spending more than $1.5 billion to wipe out deep funding disparities between the poorest and wealthiest public schools, Gov. Wolf wants to increase reimbursements for direct care workers and marshal more money to qualify Pennsylvania for new federal highway and bridge funding.