Stories tagged: "infrastructure"


The Philadelphia side of the Walt Whitman Bridge spanning the Delaware River between Pennsylvania and New Jersey is seen on the poet's 200th birthday, Friday, May 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
No Toll Hikes For DRPA’s New Jersey, Pennsylvania Spans in 2022

A scheduled toll increase for the Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry, and Betsy Ross Bridges has been postponed until at least 2023.

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. 

Traffic going eastbound on the Pennsylvania Turnpike proceeds through the electronic toll booths 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)
Free Rides Take $104M toll on Pennsylvania Turnpike Finances

An internal turnpike report showed nearly 11 million out of the total of about 170 million turnpike rides generated no revenue for the agency in the fiscal year that ended May 31.

(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.