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

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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.

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.
John L. Micek
A 3-decade veteran of the news business, John L. Micek is the Pennsylvania Capital-Star's Editor-in-Chief. An award-winning political reporter, Micek’s career has taken him from small town meetings and Chicago City Hall to Congress and the Pennsylvania Capitol. His weekly column on U.S. politics is syndicated to 800 newspapers nationwide by Cagle Syndicate. He also contributes commentary and analysis to broadcast outlets in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. Micek’s first novel, “Ordinary Angels,” was released in 2019 by Sunbury Press