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Corbett Approves Transportation Bill

Corbett Approves Transportation Bill

(WENY)--- Pennsylvania State Senators gave their approval Monday to a major transportation spending proposal. The bill provides $2.3 billion a year for improvements.

Governor Tom Corbett is hoping this will end a long journey to modernize travel in the state and stem its rising backlog of bridges, highways and mass transit agency facilities in need or repair.

"It would repair 31,000 buses and cross 10,000 miles of roads that need to be worked on and 6,000 bridges that need to be prepared," said Corbett. "But, I have another figure for you today...every work-day, about 1.5 million people, ride a train, a bus or a subway to and from work."

The Republican governor is running for re-election in 2014. The bill's passage is the biggest triumph in his first three years as Governor.