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Stressing the Importance of Transportation Funding

Heather McClain
90.5 WESA

Pittsburgh is sometimes known as the city of bridges, but without additional funding, bridges in disrepair are likely to be weight-restricted and mass-transit systems will have to scale back projects.

This month, legislative leaders are reportedly continuing discussions about transportation funding in the commonwealth and hope to map out a proposal that could be voted on by mid-November.

Associated Press reporter, Marc Levy, explains that a bill was passed in early June by the Senate, but since then no significant action has occurred to continue this bill in the House of Representatives.

A major concern with the hold up of this legislation is the possibility of a bridge collapse. Another fear is that businesses may leave the area due to poor infrastructure, and the congestion that affects daily commutes and delivery services.

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