Bridges, buses, bypasses, and more: All the Pa. projects included in U.S. House Dems’ $547B transportation bill

By: - June 9, 2021 1:01 pm

The earmarks list — detailed in an amendment to the five-year, $547 billion surface transportation reauthorization bill that the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee was set to take up on Wednesday — has a price tag of $5.7 billion. That’s about 40 percent of the nearly $14.9 billion that was requested for member-designated projects.

In Pennsylvania, the proposed projects range from a $1.2 million bridge replacement in Luzerne County to nearly $2 million worth of improvements to Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia. Virtually no corner of the Keystone State is untouched in the bill.

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura Olson covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Pennsylvania Capital-Star. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.