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(Septa GM Joe Casey, in 2011 file photo by KYW's Tony Hanson.)

SEPTA Officials in DC For Transit Confab, Congressional Lobbying

“We’re carrying about 340 million trips, which is about 14 percent higher over the last seven years,” says Septa GM Joe Casey.

03/10/2014

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Pollster: Transit Win Will Help Corbett

Will the passage of transportation funding actually help the poll-challenged governor? Franklin and Marshall College pollster and political analyst Terry Madonna believes it will.

11/24/2013

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Pennsylvania House Set For Final Vote On Transportation Funding Bill

The stage is now set for a final vote on major new funding for roads, bridges and mass transit after the state Senate approved a bill yesterday.

11/21/2013

SEPTA's Swarthmore Regional Rail station. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

SEPTA Riders Concerned About Pa. House’s Failed Vote On Transportation Funding

For most commuters who rely on SEPTA’s Media/Elwyn Regional Rail line, word of a failed house vote on transportation funding is concerning, as SEPTA has said it would have to stop service on this line in 2015 without additional funding.

11/19/2013

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Vote Expected Later This Month On Pennsylvania Transportation Funding Bill

Despite his opposition to it, the majority leader says he still expects the Pennsylvania House to vote later this month on legislation to raise new funds for roads, bridges and mass transit. Meanwhile, a vote has been delayed at the request of the governor.

10/03/2013

Rob Wonderling, at podium, is hopeful a funding bill will get final approval. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Transportation Advocates: We Can Win Pennsylvania House Vote

Advocates for new state transportation funding are expressing confidence that a proposal passed by the state senate to raise $2.5-billion a year can win approval in the house this fall.

09/25/2013

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Study: Only One Third Of Workers In Center City Drive To Job

Nearly 40 percent of the downtown workforce lives outside the city and they, too, are abandoning cars.

09/10/2013

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Pa. Republicans May Give Corbett Little of What He Wants For Transportation Funding

It appears that the majority Republicans in the Pennsylvania are poised to gut a transportation funding bill passed by the state senate earlier this year.

06/24/2013

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Corbett Reportedly Supports Beefed Up Transportation Funding Bill

The secretary of PennDOT says Governor Corbett would be willing to support a Senate transportation funding proposal that goes well beyond what he’s proposed.

06/13/2013

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Corbett Expects Compromise On Transportation Funding Bill

Governor Corbett in February proposed raising about $1.8 billion a year for roads, bridges and mass transit primarily by lifting the cap on gasoline taxes at the wholesale level.

06/11/2013

Platt Bridge (credit: Michael Murphy/Wikimedia Commons)

Report: Pennsylvania’s Transportation Infrastructure Is Seriously Underfunded

The cost fixing Pennsylvania’s transportation network is high but the cost of not doing it is higher, so says a new report.

05/30/2013

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Pa. Turnpike To Tap Federal Green-Cards-For-Investors Funding Program

A Turnpike Commission spokesman says the turnpike plans to borrow $200 million and is expected to save $35 million, also says the plan has been thoroughly vetted.

05/09/2013

Philadelphia’s Vincent Hughes, ranking Democrat on the Senate Appropriations Committee. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Three Key Priorities For PA Legislative Democrats In New Session

Minority Democrats in the Pennsylvania legislature say job creation, education and transportation funding will be their top priorities in the new session that begins in January.

12/05/2012

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Corbett Plans To Unveil School Voucher Proposal Soon, Transportation Waits

Governor Corbett says he will soon have something to say on the subject of school voucher legislation, but he’s giving more indications transportation funding may not be addressed this fall as was expected.

10/06/2011

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in file photo)

Governor Corbett Cites School Vouchers As Priority For Fall Legislative Session

Governor Corbett says his top priority is school vouchers, but he also wants to address transportation funding, liquor privatization, and natural gas drilling.

09/19/2011

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