Archive for February, 2012

House Republican transportation gimmick is bad for Pennsylvania

February 23, 2012

U.S. REP. MARK CRITZ
Next week, the House of Representatives is expected to vote on the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act – the Republican reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Bill.

The transportation bill has traditionally been a bipartisan blueprint for the future of our highway and mass-transit priorities; creating jobs and providing our cities and towns with the infrastructure necessary to attract economic development.

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James Phillips – The Bradford Era

February 21, 2012

James Phillips, President and CEO, Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance

Western Pennsylvania needs new jobs,increased economic development, connections and safe roads! These goals can be accomplished by completing Route 219 to become the region’s only north-south highway.

A landmark piece of legislation currently before Congress known as the “American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act” includes language that will allow toll credits to be used for construction financing in Pennsylvania. If this Act passes, toll credits will fund the next stage of Route 219 construction between Somerset and Meyersdale in Pennsylvania. These toll credits would be used as the $35 million state match for the $350 million construction total and could begin almost immediately.

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The time is now for Route 219

February 21, 2012

James Phillips, President and CEO, Canadian/American Border Trade Alliance

Western Pennsylvania needs new jobs, increased economic development, connections and safe roads! These goals can be accomplished by completing Route 219 to become the region’s only north-south highway.

A landmark piece of legislation currently before Congress known as the “American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act” includes language that will allow toll credits to be used for construction financing in Pennsylvania. If this Act passes, toll credits will fund the next stage of Route 219 construction between Somerset and Meyersdale in Pennsylvania. These toll credits would be used as the $35 million state match for the $350 million construction total and could begin almost immediately.

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