The Washington County commissioners are expected to approve what could ultimately amount to an 11-year contract that pays a total of $1.6 million to the county’s Chamber of Commerce to promote economic development, although not everyone is on board with the arrangement.Read more »
Today, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced additional conditional awards for Round 1 of the federal National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) funding. These awards further the Shapiro Administration’s work to address climate change, grow the Commonwealth’s economy and ensure that the future of Pennsylvania transportation is on track to be cleaner, safer, more affordable, and more reliable than ever before.Read more »
PennDOT wants to hear from you on your community and business needs for electric vehicle charging as part of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program.
They have scheduled a series of six regional outreach sessions so communities and businesses can learn more about electric vehicle initiatives and funding opportunities and so participants can provide feedback on EVs and the needs of your community.Read more »
The Pittsburgh Robotics Network invites you to step into the heart of the Robotics Capital of the World at Pittsburgh Robotics Discovery Day. Taking place on Thursday, November 16, 2023, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the event is a must-attend for anyone curious about the robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies that are revolutionizing our world.Read more »
Those driving around New Castle, particularly downtown, may have noticed traffic lights are being installed on power poles.
According to city Administrator Chris Frye, the reason for this is simple — it’s the way of the future, at least according to PennDOT. Penn-DOT and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission are working to gradually replace all traffic lights over the next year with the lights on the poles.Read more »
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Corporation, a 501(c)(3) corporation, on behalf of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC), is requesting Technical Proposals and Price Proposals (together, Proposal packages) for obtaining consultant services to assist with the development of the “Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Climate Pollution Reduction Plan.”Read more »
The group made up of a dozen-plus nonprofits and institutional partners has been listening to residents’ feedback and making plans to gather more data. Next up: a five-year plan to close the digital divide.
In April 2022, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission reported that residents in Allegheny County have both some of the highest internet speeds in the region and areas with inadequate internet speeds or few service options.Read more »
For the first time in 20 years, Pittsburgh just got bigger. Well, the Pittsburgh Metropolitan Area, that is.
The federal government added Lawrence County to the Pittsburgh MSA, in its most recent updates by The U.S. Office of Management and Budget. The entire eight-county MSA is now Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland counties.Read more »
The Pittsburgh Robotics Network today announced the appointment of Jenny Sharpe as the organization’s new senior program manager of workforce development. “In this role, Sharpe will draw on her vast experiences in entrepreneurship, talent management, and community building to strengthen the dynamic nexus of robotics, education, and community that is rapidly transforming Pittsburgh,” it said.Read more »