Stories tagged: "infrastructure"


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.

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.

President Joe Biden visits the site where the Fern Hollow Bridge collapsed Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, in Pittsburgh's East End. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Biden Visits Collapsed Bridge, Touts Infrastructure Law in Pittsburgh

The bridge collapse — which caused no fatalities but prompted rescuers to form a human chain to retrieve people from a precariously perched bus — offered Biden a striking example of what he has declared is an urgent need for investments in the country's infrastructure.