Infrastructure

Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District is centrally located between some of the most travelled highways in our country and is poised to take economic advantage of our position by major infrastructure projects happening in our district. With projects like expansion of the I-99 corridor and the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway Project, central and northeastern Pennsylvania will be in a position to be a hub for the transportation of persons and goods up and down the east coast and across the country. In Congress, I will continue to advocate for the transportation and infrastructure needs of Pennsylvania’s 12th Congressional District.

More on Infrastructure

December 7, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — The new COVID relief compromise is gaining traction on Capitol Hill and 10 billion dollars will pay for a public/private partnership to improve Americans’ internet service

“I say this as somebody who spent longer in the wireless industry than I have in politics. We can provide some of that much need relief,” Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner said. 

Warner says while there was money for broadband in the Cares Act, “that’s a potential short term solution.”

November 23, 2020 In The News

State Rep. Tim Hennessey, the chairman of the House Transportation committee, said the proposal to toll Pennsylvania bridges is still in the preliminary stages. “It’s not something people need to be alarmed about now,” he said.

That means it is exactly the time to be worried, or at least very aware of the proposal.

October 29, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today participated in the North American Infrastructure Leadership Forum, where he joined government and technology leaders in discussing the importance of expanding broadband internet access to rural communities across the nation.

October 16, 2020 In The News

Previously unreached areas in Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland, and Union counties will recieve high-speed internet service, thanks to a grant of $2.5 million awarded to SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG).

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) POWER grant funds internet expansion to an additional 1,500 households, including over 20 businesses in the four Pennsylvania counties.

The grant will supplement $4 million of SEDA-COG’s revolving loan funds. The selected internet service provider will match these funds with $1.5 million of private investment funds.

October 16, 2020 In The News

High-speed internet service is expanding in four counties because of a $2.5 million grant awarded to SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) on behalf of the counties.

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) POWER grant funds internet expansion to unreached areas in Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland, and Union counties, reaching over 1,500 households, including over 20 businesses.

The grant will supplement $4 million of SEDA-COG’s revolving loan funds. The selected internet service provider will match these funds with $1.5 million of private investment funds.

October 16, 2020 In The News

High-speed internet service is expanding in Clinton and Lycoming counties because of a $2.5 million grant awarded to SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) on behalf of the counties.

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) POWER grant funds internet expansion to unreached areas in Clinton, Lycoming, Northumberland, and Union counties, reaching over 1,500 households, including over 20 businesses.

October 16, 2020 In The News

Starting today, Oct. 7, all commercial flights at Williamsport Regional Airport are grounded. Between political stalemates in Congress and the economic impacts of COVID-19, the question is not when –but if – flights will return to IPT.

As airlines across the country struggle to stay afloat while they wait for Congress to allocate relief funds. Small regional airports, like Williamsport Regional Airport (IPT), have been hit the hardest.

September 14, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a grant to the City of Williamsport.

 

A grant in the amount of $228,630 will be administered as part of HUD’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. This program, funded by the CARES Act, provides supplemental funding to local governments to aid in their response to the challenges presented by COVID-19.

 

August 27, 2020 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) today announced the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a Rural Development grant to Lloyd Zimmerman & Sons Farm in Danville, Northumberland County.

 

A grant in the amount of $60,000 will go toward the installation of solar panels on the roofs of their dairy barns.

 

On the awarding of the grant, Congressman Fred Keller made the following statement:

 

August 2, 2020 In The News

WASHINGTON — Congressman Fred Keller (R-Pa. 12) announced the passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), legislation that provides authority for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (Corps) to carry out a feasibility study of the greater Williamsport Levee project.

While WRDA does not authorize funding for the Williamsport Levee, its passage marks a milestone as the U.S. Army Corp can now conduct a feasibility study of the imminent threat the levee poses to Lycoming County’s residence and economy if improvements are not made.