News from the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority provides a good opportunity to remind ourselves of the multimodal nature of our transportation system.

The port handled nearly 16 percent more breakbulk tonnage last year compared with 2014, surpassing more than 6 million tons of cargo handled. It was the sixth consecutive year of growth at the port, for a cumulative increase in tonnage of 68 percent during that time.

The port’s future looks even brighter as the Delaware channel deepening project progresses, and the PRPA considers proposals for development of the Southport area.

Materials, goods and people that move from Point A to Point B anywhere in our commonwealth do so through a single, integrated transportation system, and our ports, in particular, illustrate that the system benefits all Pennsylvanians, from Abbottstown to Zelienople.

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