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Pittsburgh Business Times: 2024 30 Under 30 honorees announced

This year’s class of 30 Under 30 honorees has been selected.

30 Under 30, which the Business Times presents in partnership with Leadership Pittsburgh Inc., honors young professionals who are exhibiting strong leadership and making a difference in their organizations and communities early on in their careers.

This year’s class of honorees will be honored in a special edition of the Pittsburgh Business Times on April 19. Check back for more details about each of the honorees, which will be released in the weeks to come.

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Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh Power 100 2024: Catalysts

The Pittsburgh Power 100, a listing of the region’s most influential business leaders, is being presented by categories this year. Here are Catalysts.

They stand at the intersection of research, job training and economic development. Their schools and organizations lure investment and partnerships. They are helping to build the workforce of the future and the leaders of tomorrow.

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PGH Union-Progress: Pittsburgh moving ahead on nearly $500 million of bridge work recommended by consultant

The numbers that Pittsburgh consultant WSP Inc. has put together estimating the funds the city needs to care for its 146 bridges are stark: $471.6 million over the next 32 years.

That includes $135.4 million for nine bridges that need immediate work, $276.3 million for 98 bridges that need extensive work by 2039, and $59.4 million for long-range projects that should be completed before 2056. Additionally, the city should start spending at least $9.65 million a year on routine bridge maintenance to reduce deterioration, the consultant said.

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Pittsburgh Union Progress: State, local and federal officials have changed bridge care since Fern Hollow collapse

The National Transportation Safety Board won’t officially determine until Wednesday why the Fern Hollow Bridge collapsed two years ago, but state, local and federal officials already have made a series of changes about how bridges are inspected and maintained.

Those include the state updating inspection procedures to better flag bridges with evidence of continuing deterioration, Pittsburgh expanding its division that oversees bridge maintenance and hiring a consultant to recommend maintenance schedules and prioritize work on the city’s 147 bridges, and adding federal recommendations about how states care for bridges made with uncoated weathering steel such as the old Fern Hollow structure.

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Pittsburgh Business Times: Pittsburgh Power 100 2024: Connectors

The Power 100, a listing of the region’s most influential business leaders, is being presented by categories this year. Here are Connectors.

Connectors are everywhere. They are the often behind-the-scenes players who drive business decisions and whose influence extends well beyond their given industries.

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The Cranberry Eagle: Chamber event explains ways the region can grow, how it’s thriving

Economic development tends to happen when different counties within a region help one another by sharing assets, while investing in infrastructure and education, according to Rich Fitzgerald, executive director of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission.

These topics among others were discussed Wednesday, Jan. 31, when the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual legislative breakfast event, where Fitzgerald and Matt Smith, chief growth officer of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, spoke to a crowd of chamber members at The Chadwick, 10545 Perry Highway.

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Butler Eagle: Chamber event explains ways the region can grow, how it’s thriving

Economic development tends to happen when different counties within a region help one another by sharing assets, while investing in infrastructure and education, according to Rich Fitzgerald, executive director of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission.

These topics among others were discussed Wednesday, Jan. 31, when the Pittsburgh North Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual legislative breakfast event, where Fitzgerald and Matt Smith, chief growth officer of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, spoke to a crowd of chamber members at The Chadwick, 10545 Perry Highway.

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Pittsburgh Union-Progress: Time to deliver: Federal grants will lead to $237.2 million of work on Parkway East, East Busway

For U.S. Rep. Summer Lee, a news conference in Swissvale Friday was about more than a $142.3 million grant to improve the Parkway East and Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway, among other projects in the eastern suburbs.

“This is about people,” said Lee, a Democrat who grew up a block away from the news conference site along the busway. “It’s about jobs. It’s about quality of life.

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WESA-FM: $142 million federal grant will help reduce traffic, accidents on I-376, says Buttigieg

“’The bathtub’ is not just an obstacle to overcome, it’s a warning sign,” Buttigieg said. “It’s a warning sign that it is long past time to upgrade the entire corridor to be more resilient against the climate crisis.”

The grant includes additional funding to reduce traffic, prevent landslides and avert accidents along I-376, which Buttigieg said carries 44,000 drivers per day.

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Tribune Review: Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg to visit Pittsburgh to announce federal infrastructure funds

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is scheduled to visit Pittsburgh on Friday to announce a $142 million federal funds for the city’s infrastructure.

He’s expected to join federal, local and state leaders, including U.S. Sen. John Fetterman and U.S. Reps. Chris Deluzio and Summer Lee to celebrate the investment, which aims to improve infrastructure on the Interstate 376 corridor, officials said in a news release.

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