Stories tagged: "infrastructure"

Children Crossing road sign in Philadelphia. (Photo: Franckreporter)
North Philly School Zones to Get Safety Improvements Due to Biden Policies

Public safety projects  surrounding six North Philadelphia grade schools received a $25 million funding boost last week thanks to President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. 

In this photo made on Thursday, May 6, 2021, the reflection of the front of a 2021 Ford Mustang Mach E is seen in the window as it is charging at a Ford dealer in Wexford, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Biden’s Infrastructure Law Funding EV Charging Stations Across Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is set to create 54 new charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) in 35 counties using $33.8 million in funding from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. 

Gov. Josh Shapiro promoting his Commonwealth Workforce Transformation Program at the Steamfitters Local 420 training center in Philadelphia on August 2, 2023. 

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Labor Leaders Praise Shapiro’s Workforce Development Investments

Labor leaders from around the commonwealth are praising the workforce development investments that are in Gov. Josh Shapiro’s first budget.

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27 New Jobs Coming to Lycoming County Thanks to Energy Company’s Expansion

Since taking over in January, Gov. Josh Shapiro has put an emphasis on Pennsylvania’s infrastructure. Last month, he announced $58 million for 157 new projects across the Keystone State. 

FILE - Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., speaks before President Joe Biden about his infrastructure agenda while announcing funding to upgrade Philadelphia's water facilities and replace lead pipes, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, at Belmont Water Treatment Center in Philadelphia. Casey said he’ll seek a fourth term, bringing unmatched name recognition in Pennsylvania politics to his party's defense of a seat in a presidential battleground state. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey Will Seek a 4th Term

The Democratic US Senator from Scranton made the announcement Monday. Casey’s success in 2024 will be a key factor in helping Democrats maintain a narrow Senate majority.

FILE - Lead water pipes pulled from underneath the street are seen in Newark, N.J., Oct. 21, 2021. Lead pipes have caused harm for decades. In recent years, residents in Newark and Benton Harbor, Mich., were forced to use bottled water for basic needs like cooking and drinking, after tests revealed elevated levels of lead. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Help Is Coming To Replace Pennsylvania’s Lead Pipes

Results from a new EPA survey will help determine the amount of infrastructure funds states will receive going forward to remove lead pipes. Pennsylvania has already received $87 million for lead pipe removal.

Following a chemical spill, booms extend along the banks of Otter Creek in Bristol, Pa., Tuesday, March 28, 2023. Health officials in Bucks County, just north of Philadelphia, said Sunday that thousands of gallons of a water-based latex finishing solution spilled into the river late Friday due to a leak at the Trinseo Altuglas chemical facility in Bristol Township. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Philly Water OK to Drink Through at Least Wednesday Night, Officials Say

Officials announced Tuesday morning that the water in city taps will be unaffected by a chemical spill until at least 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, based on the time it takes for water to be treated and reach customers.