Tuesday, October 17, 2006

region has big ideas for investing extra PennDOT money

PennDOT is about to receive $88 million from the Feds after money was unspent on discretionary projects nationwide. While this is welcome news, it unfortunately will not make a dent in the overall condition of our roads & highways as the Transportation Funding & Reform Commission is stating that we'll need an additional $536 million a year just to maintain our system of roads & bridges. [1] It's time that our region stopped thinking big about Federal scraps and started thinking big about how we're going to maintain what we have.

[1] Investing in Our Future

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