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: Some Students At Mitchell Elementary School Not Fed School Breakfast, Lunch Due To Staff Shortages
“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: Center City Hit-And-Run Leaves Woman In Critical Condition, Police Say
Reactions to the bill are mixed in Pennsylvania, which showcases bipartisanship in the commonwealth.MORE NEWS: Atlantic City To Receive $50,000 State Grant To Help With Plan For New Use Of Former Trump Plaza Casino
Leading Republicans, like Sen. Pat Toomey, are against the plan.