Governor Wolf Joins Philadelphia Officials for Funding Announcement on I-95

first_img Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Results,  Transportation Philadelphia — Governor Tom Wolf today joined PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards, Mayor Jim Kenney and Janet Haas of the William Penn Foundation for a funding announcement and update on the future reconstruction of Interstate 95 in the city.With the reconstruction of I-95, built in the 1970s, connections are being restored between the Delaware River waterfront and the rest of the city. Since 1997, PennDOT has been investing in rebuilding and improving the 51-mile I-95 corridor in southeastern Pennsylvania. Currently, $1.7 billion is programmed to complete the rebuilding of I-95 between Cottman Avenue and Interstate 676, the Vine Street Expressway. These improvements have included mitigation to improve the aesthetics for neighborhoods where the viaducts carrying I-95 are located and which were greatly impacted by the original construction 50 years ago.Over the next decade, an upcoming phase of the reconstruction project is a $3 billion to $4 billion investment to rebuild the five-mile stretch, a portion already below ground but mostly on viaduct, between I-676 and Broad Street in South Philadelphia, but all of which impacts the city’s connection to the Delaware River. On the north end of this section, at Penn’s Landing, a new and expanded cap over I-95 will reconnect Penn’s Landing to the city. On the south end of this section, the reconstruction project will improve access to the growing Philadelphia port complex.The state, city and foundation will partner on underwriting the $225 million cost of replacing and expanding the existing cap over I-95 and Christopher Columbus Boulevard.  The project would extend the cap beyond the current boundaries between Chestnut and Walnut streets and extend it over Columbus Boulevard.“We are showing how partnerships between the public and private sectors deliver important benefits that improve both our quality of life and economy,” Governor Wolf said. “In this case, as Interstate 95 will be rebuilt, we have partnered with the city and the William Penn Foundation to restore and enhance the river’s connection to Center City.”“By the private and public sectors partnering and sharing the cost for the cap now, we will save future state and federal highway dollars,” Richards said. “This partnership will allow us to meet our community responsibilities as we improve this critical artery, one of the busiest in the state.”I-95 carries roughly 120,000 vehicles a day in the section between I-676 and Broad Street.The landscaping on the cap, funded by the William Penn Foundation contribution, also addresses storm water mitigation by providing green infrastructure for water quality improvements, which ordinarily are very challenging to meet in urban settings.The state is committing $110 million, including $10 million for preliminary engineering and design, which is already underway. The city is committing $90 million and the foundation has committed $15 million with the commitment to raise the additional $10 million needed for the project.“This three-way partnership will deliver benefits for the city while improving mobility and allowing PennDOT to meet its goals of managing transportation in an efficient and effective way,” Richards said. June 09, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Governor Wolf Joins Philadelphia Officials for Funding Announcement on I-95last_img read more

Bahamas PM reveals details of death penalty bill

first_imgNewsRegional Bahamas PM reveals details of death penalty bill by: – October 6, 2011 Share Prime Minister Hubert IngrahamNASSAU, Bahamas — Legislation will soon be brought to Parliament in The Bahamas that will outline the circumstances under which a person convicted of murder should be sentenced to death or life in prison, according to Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, who on Monday night addressed the nation on the country’s growing crime trends.Ingraham said the legislation would make it mandatory that when a person is sentenced to life in prison for murder, it would mean that person would serve the rest of his or her natural life behind bars.The prime minister said that the death penalty would be a mandatory sentence for anyone convicted of killing a member of the following organizations: The Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, the Department of Customs, the Department of Immigration, the judiciary and the prison services system.The death penalty would also be mandatory if a person is convicted of murdering someone in the commission of a robbery, rape, kidnapping or act of terrorism, said the prime minister.A sentence of life in prison for murder would be applicable in the following circumstances: Where the victim is a witness or a party in a civil or criminal action; where a member of a jury or a past jury in a criminal case is murdered; where the offence is in relation to the murder of more than one person; where the convicted person has previously been convicted of murder and when the murder was committed on the direction of another.Ingraham said in other cases where a death sentence is not applicable, the penalty will be a term of imprisonment between 30 and 60 years.“I note that such sentences are not applicable to convicts who are (18-years-old) or younger at the time of their conviction,” he said.The death penalty has not been carried out in The Bahamas since 2000.Caribbean News Now Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share 7 Views   no discussions Tweetlast_img read more

Lady Cats Victorious Over Lady Pirates

first_imgThe Franklin County traveled to Greensburg for an EIAC conference match on Thursday (4-26). Heading into the match, both teams found themselves tied atop the conference with undefeated records. Neither team had much rest or time to prepare for this match due to matches on Wednesday. Franklin County fortunately showed no signs of fatigue as they kept the pressure up on their opponents throughout the match. After yet another three hour match at #2 singles, Franklin County was able to come out with a 4-1 victory and take sole possession of the top spot in the conference. The team along with #1 Singles Lilli Stewart and #3 Singles Lauren Klei are now 10-0 (5-0 in EIAC).Franklin County will be back on the courts again Friday, April 27, at home against another conference opponent, East Central.Scores.#1 Singles Lilli Stewart (FC) beat Raegan Rigney (G) 6-2, 6-1#2 Singles Megan Routh (FC) beat Bailey Menkedick (G) 6-1, 5-7, 7-5#3 Singles Lauren Klei (FC) beat Ellie Acra (G) 6-1, 6-1#1 Doubles Claudia Westhafer and Kirsten Fong (G) beat Grace Moster and Katarina Sacksteder (FC) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3#2 Doubles Maggie Brack and Taylor McCreary (FC) beat Emma Hellmich and Sarah Schneider (G) 6-7(4), 6-0, 6-1Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Braydon Ertel.last_img read more