Positive economic news continues across the Commonwealth as various transportation projects move forward.

This week we hear from TRIP, a national transportation research organization, which released a study projecting that completion of the Mon-Fayette Expressway, along with a proposed addition to the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway, will create more than 20,000 jobs in the Pittsburgh region.

To our east, Montgomery County officials believe a new exit off of I-276 will significantly enhance opportunities for economic growth around Norristown.

And let’s not forget about the recent news of the FedEx package processing facility in the Lehigh Valley, expected to create nearly 700 jobs when all is said and done.

The farther we get into the Decade of Investment, the more good news there is to share, and the more obvious that passage of Act 89, going on three years ago, was a very positive thing for Pennsylvania.

Transportation Issue Update