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Ford City
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312 Ford St.
Ford City, PA 16226-1212
Tel: 724-763-3222
FAX: 724-763-9788
Staff: Abigail Major (Chief of Staff), Amajor@pahousegop.com
Marissa DeLorenzo, Mdelorenzo@pahousegop.com

Hours: Mon- Wed and Fri 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Thurs. 12 pm - 7 pm.

Sarver Office
612 South Pike Road #106
Sarver, PA 16055
Phone: (724) 295-2200
Fax: (724) 295-2322  

Staff: Zachary Reigh, Zreigh@pahousegop.com
Marcia Fox Mfox@pahousegop.com

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    

Capitol Office
216 Ryan Office Building
PO Box 202060
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2060
Tel: 717-783-5327
Fax: 717-260-6511
Staff: Erica Godsey, egodsey@pahousegop.com 
 
Email:  
The Honorable Jeff Pyle, jpyle@pahousegop.com
Transportation Funding Benefits Pennsylvania, Pyle Says
11/22/2013
HARRISBURG – The state House voted Thursday in favor of a $2.3 billion transportation bill, according to Rep. Jeff Pyle (R-Armstrong/Indiana). The bill will invest in the revitalization of bridges and roadways across the Commonwealth. In addition, the roadwork would create 50,000 jobs while saving 12,000 jobs that would have been in jeopardy without legislative action.

“Not only does this bill return funding to the 60th District in the form of bridge and road improvements, it also invests in our borough and township roads through increased funding,” Pyle said. “Funding our region’s infrastructure is a priority for me and I was proud to vote for this bill.”

The legislation includes funding for projects on roadways across Armstrong and Indiana counties, including Routes 28, 422, 286, 119 and 85. Among the major projects funded by the bill could include:

• Route 28, to reconstruct and realign the roadway between Route 1035 and Heffelfinger Road in Boggs Township, Armstrong County.
• Route 422, to reconstruct and realign the roadway to improve safety between Silvis Hollow Road and Simpson Church Road in Kittanning Township. A separate project would realign the roadway from Ping Wing Hollow Road to Lasher Road at the west end of the Theater Road realignment project in Manor Township, Armstrong County. Both projects will improve safety in areas which have seen many major vehicle accidents.
• Route 119, to realign and replace two bridges over Crooked Creek from Craig Road to Tanoma Road. A separate project would replace two additional bridges near the village of Home. Both projects are in Rayne Township, Indiana County.
• Route 346, to resurface and improve drainage along the roadway, between Reimer and Neupert roads in Jefferson, Winfield and Buffalo townships, Butler County.

The bill calls for the replacement or rehabilitation of bridges across Armstrong and Indiana counties. Pennsylvania currently has nearly 6,500 structurally deficient bridges, leading the nation in that category.

“We have bridges in the 60th District which aren’t safe for school buses to drive over,” Pyle said. “That is absurd; the safety of our region’s children is at risk and I’m glad to see that we won’t kick this problem down the road anymore.”

While funding transportation projects across the state, the bill also includes cost savings. As a requirement of the legislation, PennDOT must implement $1 billion in cost savings over the next decade. The provision ensures that every dollar invested in the bill will be used as efficiently as possible.

The bill now heads to Gov. Tom Corbett for his signature.

For all the latest legislative news, go to www.JeffPyle.com.

Representative Jeff Pyle
60th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: Nick Ruffner
717.260.6258
nruffner@pahousegop.com  
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