Statement by Senator Lisa Baker on Passage of SB 1

Harrisburg – “The substantial and growing gap between the rising cost and number of transportation needs and available revenues that are flat-lining would have serious economic and safety consequences if left unaddressed. The bill approved by the state Senate incorporates a variety of funding measures to pay for a broader program than what Governor Corbett originally recommended. This is based on what we have been hearing from motorists, shippers, and community leaders who are desperately awaiting critical transportation improvements. More construction projects will increase the economic and job impact; more bridges rehabilitated or replaced will prevent tragedies. My support for this transportation funding measure should help leverage needed reforms, boost the prospects for action on priority projects within our region, and aid the push to make the maintenance money formula fairer for rural areas.”

Contact: Jennifer Wilson
(570) 675-3931

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