Friday, January 13, 2012

This Week in Harrisburg: Transportation

Hb pa railroad stationThe legislature remained in recess last week, but it was revealed that Governor Tom Corbett will unveil his much-awaited plan for dealing with the state’s transportation funding shortfall during his Feb. 5 budget message or sooner. According to an article in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, a top appointee from the Administration the proposal is likely to fall short of the recommendations of the governor’s Transportation Funding Advisory Commission, which presented a plan in August to raise up to $2.5 billion in new annual revenue for roads, bridges and public transit. Testifying at a hearing of the House Democratic Policy Committee at Point Park University, state Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch said Mr. Corbett “recognizes the need to make investment in transportation” but also said “the economy’s very fragile now.” Click here to read the Pittsburgh Post Gazette article.

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