Archive for July, 2011

ASCE Report: Failing to Invest in Transportation Will Cause Job Loss, Damage Economy

July 29, 2011

The nation’s deteriorating surface transportation infrastructure will cost the American economy more than 870,000 jobs and suppress the growth of the country’s Gross Domestic Product by $3.1 trillion during the next decade, according to a new report released Wednesday by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

ASCE’s report, conducted by the Economic Development Research Group of Boston, indicates that last year, deficiencies in America’s roads, bridges, and transit systems cost American households and businesses more than $129 billion, including roughly $97 billion in vehicle operating costs, $32 billion in delays in travel time, $1.2 billion in safety costs, and $590 million in environmental costs.

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Shuster Introduces Legislation to Allow Toll Credits to Complete Route 219

July 26, 2011

Washington, DC (Tuesday March 29, 2011) – This afternoon, Congressman Bill Shuster introduced legislation, H.R. 1218, to allow toll credits to be used towards the completion of Route 219 in Somerset and Cambria Counties.

“The completion of Route 219 continues to be one of my top priorities for the 9th District,” Shustersaid. “Everyone I meet with understands this critical north-south route will open the door to greater economic development and a higher standard of living for everyone living in Somerset and Cambria Counties and beyond.”

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