Infrastructure-issues

Lawmakers hear testimony on Pennsylvania’s urban search and rescue capabilities

BY: - August 2, 2023

After Pittsburgh’s Fern Hollow Bridge collapsed into a ravine one snowy morning in 2022, it took hours before authorities could confirm that no one had been killed or trapped beneath the rubble. Pennsylvania’s only urban search and rescue team with dogs trained to locate victims of structural collapses is based in Philadelphia, about five hours […]

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Getting … stuff … done: A winning message for Dems in 2024 | Dick Polman

BY: - July 3, 2023

Results are always better than the MAGA sideshow. It's not a tough choice.

Damaged portion of I95 will reopen by the weekend, Pa. Gov. Shapiro says

BY: - June 20, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro said Tuesday that he expects to outline detailed plans regarding a permanent fix in the coming months.

After I-95 collapse, Pa. Sen. Fetterman calls for more resources for Philadelphia, SEPTA

BY: - June 15, 2023

Fetterman commended the quick delivery of $3 million in emergency relief funds.

Pa. Gov. Shapiro lays out plan to reopen, rebuild collapsed section of I-95 in Philadelphia

BY: - June 14, 2023

'I want you to know we are all synced up and we are all working effectively together,' the Democratic governor said.

I-95 collapse spotlights issues with road and bridge funding | Analysis

BY: - June 13, 2023

Numerous factors are complicating the road ahead for the state’s gas tax.

Pa. Gov. Shapiro signs disaster declaration for I-95 collapse in Philadelphia

BY: - June 12, 2023

The declaration authorizes the flow of money and assistance to reconstruct the highway, the Shapiro administration said Monday.

A section of I-95 in Philadelphia collapses. The state’s response. What local lawmakers said

BY: - June 12, 2023

Gov. Josh Shapiro is expected to issue a disaster declaration on Monday, multiple news outlets reported.

After latest Norfolk Southern derailment, W. Pa lawmakers call for rail accountability

BY: - April 11, 2023

'We stand together in solidarity today to call for stronger safety regulations for bomb trains,' U.S. Rep. Summer Lee, D-12th District, said.

Natalie Bell, 23, an art student turned welder has worked in construction since 2019. (Photo by Graham Stokes for the Ohio Capital Journal)

Help wanted: Women needed for U.S. chips manufacturing plan to succeed

BY: - March 27, 2023

Over the next decade, the Biden administration wants to add 1 million more women in construction jobs.

Priorities for rail safety bill debated in U.S. Senate hearing with Norfolk Southern CEO

BY: - March 22, 2023

A few Democrats on the panel also criticized railroads for an overemphasis on profits and stock buybacks, saying money should instead be spent on workers who could improve safety.