Stories tagged: "infrastructure"


Ebenezer Covered Bridge by Steve Guttman // CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
6 Must-See Covered Bridges to Visit Across Pennsylvania

We’ve compiled a list of some of the must-visit covered bridges across the commonwealth. We’ve profiled a range of bridges based on location, interesting bridge characteristics, and other things to do in the surrounding area.

President Joe Biden speaks at Carnegie Mellon University at Mill 19 in Pittsburgh, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Five Ways Democrats Have Helped Pennsylvania Under Biden’s Leadership

From the American Rescue Plan to the Inflation Reduction Act and everything in between, the Biden administration and Democratic leaders in Congress have passed an impressive array of bills that aim to improve America’s economy and infrastructure, invest in physical and mental health care, and combat climate change.

A Norfolk and Southern locomotive runs through the Northside of Pittsburgh on Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
How Pennsylvania Has Benefited From the Infrastructure Act So Far

Six months after President Biden signed the Infrastructure and Jobs Investment Act into law, projects are underway throughout Pennsylvania to improve roads, bridges, public transportation, drinking water, and more.

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.

Courtesy: Snyder County
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.

Watt-hour meters track electricity used by residents of an apartment building in St. Marys, Elk County, in May 2009. (AP File Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Families Are Getting More Money to Weatherize Their Homes

The commonwealth will receive $186 million through the Weatherization Assistance Program, money that will help thousands of families make their homes more energy efficient.