On The Go With Pam
Senator Iovino toured the WQED Pittsburgh studios in Oakland, home to the historic Fred Rogers Studio and the production of top-notch educational programming. She enjoyed touring this regional gem, the nation’s first community-supported TV station.
Sen. Iovino toured RiverLift Industries, a locally-owned and family-operated logistics, transloading, and trucking company in Jefferson Hills. Their multimodal Mon River barge terminal helps local companies like U.S. Steel move 800,000 tons of goods per year, supporting regional jobs. Because of state grant support, the river terminal will be repaired to keep the company and other local businesses moving and growing.
Senator Iovino toured the Holy Family Institute and Nazareth Prep School in Emsworth to see the beautiful campus, learn more about the many education & social support programs they operate, and see how $1 million in state grant funds will help with capital improvements.
Senator Iovino toured Pittsburgh International Airport, one of the district’s and region’s major economic engines. The airport is undergoing preparation for its Terminal Modernization Program and the Innovation Campus, a large-scale economic development project adjacent to the airport. The airport is also spearheading a number of innovative projects, such as their sensory room for people with autism, which was recently featured on the Today Show.
Senator Iovino joined Bridgeville Borough Council President Michael Tolmer for a tour of Bridgeville’s small businesses and commercial corridors. The tour showcases some of the district’s vibrant local main streets, which offer both new businesses and longtime establishments that are staples of the community.
Senator Iovino toured one of the 37th District’s great natural amenities, the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden, with Executive Director Keith Kaiser. This 460-acre site near Oakdale includes plant collections of the Allegheny Plateau and inspires visitors to value the natural world.
Senator Iovino toured Rinker Materials, a local manufacturer that makes culverts and concrete piping for the Turnpike, Southern Beltway, and other infrastructure projects throughout the region.