Sen. Bob Casey sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner on Friday asking for quick action on a bill to repair locks and dams in this region.
The bad condition of the area’s locks and dams is obvious. For 21 years, David Boyd — who now captains a tow boat — has seen the problems coming.
A 160-foot long AEP legacy towboat has docked along the North Shore and is an added bonus for Regatta visitors. The towboat is here for the public to see, but it is also here to deliver a warning about river safety.
The Army Corps of Engineers has announced it is decreasing lock service on the Allegheny River. Officials say the reduction is the result of federal budget cuts.