The House and Senate soon will hold hearings on the governor’s proposed budget, including transportation and infrastructure of roads and highways. Although complex issues both locally and nationally, we need goods and services; unfortunately, our crumbling infrastructure delays the delivery of these. This is both a state budget challenge and a need for federal policy reform.
A 2018 report issued by the Pennsylvania State Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) graded PA a C- , noting that “Pennsylvania has some of the oldest infrastructure in the country.” Even worse, the ASCE handed an overall D+ infrastructure grade for us nationally. However, we didn’t need reports to tell us that – we drive these roads.