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Funding plan exists

Letter To The Editor
| Saturday, September 8, 2012 5:05 p.m

The Trib is correct in its conclusion from the editorial “The Turnpike mess: Act 44 bites back” (Aug. 29 and that “Harrisburg must find ways to fund transportation needs that don’t perpetuate the wishful thinking behind Act 44 … .”

Instead of transportation funding plans that are based on what-ifs and could-have-beens, what Pennsylvania needs is a comprehensive funding plan that combines modernization strategies with real funding sources.

For Harrisburg, a great place to start is Gov. Corbett’s Transportation Funding Advisory Commission report. It might be a year old, but it remains a sensible plan to address the commonwealth’s ailing roads and bridges.

Richard J. Barcaskey


The writer is executive director of the Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania (

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