McAndrew and Markosek on Shapiro plan to increase public transit funding

PENN HILLS, Jan. 29 – State Reps. Joe McAndrew and Brandon Markosek, both D-Allegheny and serving on the House Transportation Committee, released a statement today following the announcement of Gov. Josh Shapiro’s plan to increase the state share of public transit funding by 1.75% – a $282.8 million investment, and nearly $1.5 billion in new state funding over five years -- in transit systems that Pennsylvanians rely on.

“Public transit is a necessity for many hardworking Pennsylvanians, who rely on it to get to work or school, or to move around their cities and towns. Accessible, reliable and pollution-free public transit options are essential for our communities, and the proposed plan is a step in the right direction.

“As members of the House Transportation Committee, we welcome a plan that increases funding for public transportation, which will benefit not only residents but also businesses and the state's economy.

“We look forward to reviewing the details of Governor Shapiro's public transportation funding plan when he announces his 2024-25 budget proposal soon and will continue to work together to support safe and accessible public transportation, especially for working families, in large and small communities across the state.”


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