PA Legislature Special Session Update
Governor Rendell convened a special session of the General Assembly today to discuss possible ways to move forward after the rejection of the plan to toll I-80. According to this PR Newswire report, in Rendell’s address, he stressed the importance of working together “to fully repair and improve our transportation system at the level that is truly needed.” This came after he acknowledged that even the full funding of Act 44 would not solve the bigger problem that the state is facing.
While it is easy to focus on the devastating potential effects of this funding crisis, Rendell also explained some of the immediate economic benefits that increased transportation funding can create. You can read the full report on the PR Newswire website.
PennDOT has created a website dedicated to providing up-to-date information on this ongoing crisis. On the website, there are links to the full text of Governor Rendell’s remarks, as well as information regarding the current situation of bridges, roads, and transit . There are also full-text and summary reports from the Transportation Advisory Committee.
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