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Corbett signs transportation bill

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Governor Tom Corbett has signed legislation to spend up to $2.4 billion more each year on Pennsylvania's roads, bridges and mass transit systems.

Corbett signed the bill Monday morning in Centre County. Signing ceremonies were also planned in the Philadelphia suburbs and Pittsburgh.

"This is an investment in the safety of our citizens and the progress of our economy," Corbett said in a statement. "It will create more jobs and keep Pennsylvanians moving across safe, world-class highways and bridges."

The bill will raise gasoline taxes and driver fees to generate the additional funding.

By the fifth year of the plan, the transportation package will invest an additional $1.3 billion annually for state roads and bridges, $480 million to $495 million annually for public transportation, and $237 million annually for local roads and bridges.

Another $86 million would be spent yearly on Pennsylvania Turnpike expansion projects.

Many road and bridge projects are slated to start next spring.

Information on transportation funding and a list of transportation projects is available at www.dot.state.pa.us.


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