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Continental 1 Group Sets 2020 Advocacy Agenda

March 3, 2020

TONAWANDA, NY (March 3) – The Continental 1 board of directors today announced their 2020 Advocacy Agenda, focused on moving forward highway projects along the US 219 corridor in three states. Following the opening of the new 11-mile section of the highway between Somerset and Meyersdale, PA, the board’s next steps look toward the future, and how to keep US 219 – and rural highways in general – on the radar for federal infrastructure funding.

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Vatavuk named 2019 Greater Good Award recipient in memoriam

December 11, 2019

The Greater Cumberland Committee presented its Greater Good Award to the late Somerset County Commissioner John Vatavuk for his work to complete four-lane Route 219.

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Gov. Wolf to Nominate Yassmin Gramian to Serve as Secretary of PennDOT

November 27, 2019

Governor Tom Wolf announced today his intention to nominate current Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Executive Deputy Secretary Yassmin Gramian, P.E., to serve as Secretary of the department.

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Letter to Baltimore Sun re: US 219 Project in Garrett County

December 28, 2018

Dear Mr. Rodricks:

On behalf of the members and stakeholders of Continental 1 – the 3-state advocacy group working to complete US 219 –  I write in response to your Dec. 14 editorial, “Larry Hogan’s $61.5 million ‘nowhere’ highway project gets underway in western Maryland.” As you might imagine, we see things quite differently.

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Route 219 now open from Somerset to Meyersdale

November 23, 2018

From The Daily American

The road is finally open. After decades of bumps in the road, officials finally cut the ribbon Wednesday morning to open Route 219 from Somerset to Meyersdale while standing under the old Route 219 underpass.

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