PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is promoting President Joe Biden’s spending plan to shore up the country’s infrastructure. It is expected to create jobs while improving the country’s roads and bridges.
Rendell spoke to CBS3 about the expected local benefits of the president’s plan.READ MORE: Police: Missing 2-Year-Old Byron McDonald Found Safe, Alleged Abductor Connected To Recent Homicides Of Boy's Mother, Grandmother
“The state budget for bridge repair is minuscule compared to the needs and this will give us a shot in the arm,” Rendell said. “We’ll be able to repair most deteriorating bridges, that’s one. Number two, it will double the federal subsidy for mass transit.”READ MORE: Dianna Brice Murder: Arrest Warrant Issued For Justin Smith In Connection To Murder Of 21-Year-Old Pregnant Girlfriend
Reactions to the bill are mixed in Pennsylvania, which showcases bipartisanship in the commonwealth.MORE NEWS: Flyers Sign Forward Scott Laughton To Five-Year Contract Extension
Leading Republicans, like Sen. Pat Toomey, are against the plan.