Infrastructure

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Citing Amtrak Accident, Rendell Goes For Quick Passage Of Transportation Bill

“Forty-eight percent of Pittsburgh’s bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete,” former Gov. Ed Rendell declared in Pittsburgh on Wednesday afternoon.

05/13/2015

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Shuster Brings Transportation Delegation To Pittsburgh To Push For Federal Funds

Billed the Pennsylvania Road Show, House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster, of Hollidaysburg, led members of Congress and transportation secretaries from around the country through Pittsburgh on Tuesday morning.

04/07/2015

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Local Experts Emphasize Importance Of Bridge, Infrastructure Maintenance

It’s no secret how deficient this nation’s infrastructure has become.

01/23/2015

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Pa. Infrastructure Grades Suffer Due To Poor Roads, Bridges

Pennsylvania’s grades suffered this year on its infrastructure report card with seven Ds from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

06/25/2014

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Do Higher PennDOT Fees, Gas Tax Hikes Violate Governor’s Campaign Pledge?

When Gov. Tom Corbett signed Act 89, the Transportation Funding Bill, last November, it meant a hike in the gasoline tax and other PennDOT fees that are being phased in over the next couple years.

04/01/2014

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PennDOT Fees Go Up Again To Fund Roads, Bridges & Transit

If you thought the gasoline tax hike in Pennsylvania on Jan. 1 was the last of the tax increases associated with the Transportation Funding Bill — well, think again.

04/01/2014

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Elected Officials Want To Renegotiate “The Big Fix”

Call it “the big fix.” The federal government has ordered a $3 to $5 billion overhaul of the region’s antiquated sewer and water systems to stop raw sewage from spilling into our rivers and streams.

01/03/2014

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ALCOSAN Rates Going Way Up In The New Year

The New Year is coming in with a big blow to your wallet. The cost of treating sewage at the Allegheny County Sanitary Plant is going up — way up.

01/02/2014

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ALCOSAN Increases Just The Beginning For The Big Fix

At its North Side treatment Plant, the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority cleans 250 million gallons of wastewater every.

10/25/2013

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ALCOSAN Board Approves 4-Year Rate Increase Plan

The ALCOSAN Board of Directors late Thursday approved a four-year plan, which sees its service rates jump nearly 50 percent between Jan. 1 of next year and 2017.

10/24/2013

Lower Weight Limits For Pa. Bridges

It’s the “day of reckoning” for bridges across Pennsylvania. New weight restrictions or reductions were announced Thursday.

08/22/2013

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Hundreds Of Local Bridges Getting Lower Weight Limits

It’s the “day of reckoning” for bridges across Pennsylvania. New weight restrictions or reductions were announced Thursday.

08/22/2013

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Sen. Casey Calling For Quick Action To Fix Local Locks & Dams

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.

06/21/2013

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Columbia Gas Raises Rates To Repair Infrastructure

If you’re one of the 263,000 customers of Columbia Gas in this region, some bad news: the Public Utility Commission has approved a 16 percent increase in your natural gas bill.

05/29/2013

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Report Details Costs Of Poor Roads To Drivers

A new report is out today about the condition of Pennsylvania’s roads and bridges. The findings show exactly how much bad roads cost drivers.

05/29/2013

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