Transit funding to get $300M, Scranton Times-Tribune

September 7, 2010

"HARRISBURG - Mass transit systems would receive one-third of the $1 billion in new funding proposed by Gov. Ed Rendell to shore up an increasingly burdened transportation network.

The lion's share of that mass transit aid would flow to the large, expensive and deteriorating systems serving riders in metro Philadelphia and Allegheny County.

A smaller portion would be split among the 18 systems serving midsize cities, including Scranton, Hazleton, Pottsville and Wilkes-Barre, and 16 systems serving rural areas of Pennsylvania.

Under the governor's proposal, the other $700 million would go for road and bridge work."  For the complete article, please click here.