Wednesday, May 29, 2013

DePasquale on Bridges and Roads

from the inbox:

 Auditor General Eugene DePasquale issued the following statement in response to a national report issued today that found Pennsylvania’s crumbling roads and bridges cost drivers about $1,500 per year — enough to buy approximately 400 gallons of gas:

“Today’s report confirms what every Pennsylvanian over the age 16 already knows — we need a comprehensive transportation funding plan to fix our roads and bridges. This report makes the issue personal for each driver because it puts hard numbers to the out-of-pocket costs of using our inadequate transportation infrastructure.

“Every day our transportation needs are not addressed it costs Pennsylvania drivers more money.

“There already is widespread support from the public, and bi-partisan support in the General Assembly, to address the transportation funding issue.

“The fact that a bi-partisan transportation funding plan passed in the Senate Transportation Committee shows that there is a pathway possible to get a plan on the governor’s desk before summer recess.”

No comments: