Stories tagged: "infrastructure"


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.

The Biden administration is trying to connect jobless Americans with programs to help them get new jobs and careers.
Biden Administration Expands Opportunities for Jobless Pennsylvanians to Connect With Education, Training and Aid

The Biden Administration is updating two programs to help unemployed people trying to get education or workforce training.

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.

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.

A person wearing a protective mask as a precaution against the coronavirus walks past stuttered businesses in Philadelphia, Thursday, May 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Candidates in 14 Key State House Races Share Their Ideas for Helping the Economy Recover

Republicans are looking to reopen businesses quickly, while Democrats look to longer-term solutions.

Pedestrians in protective masks walk past a closed business in Philadelphia, on March 20, 2020. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf directed all "non-life-sustaining" businesses to close their physical locations in March, and he has allowed them to reopen slowly. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Candidates in 11 State Senate Races on What They Would Do to Help the Economy Recover

Republicans are looking to reopen businesses quickly, while Democrats look to longer-term solutions.