(JOHNSTOWN) – State Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, held a press conference today at the John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport.
He announced the DRIVE SMART Act, Delivering Reforms and Investments for Vehicle Efficiency and Supporting Motor carriers, Airports, Rails and trails and Transit agencies. The omnibus plan would provide reforms and investments for the Commonwealth’s multimodal transportation system.
“When the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced the nine candidate toll bridges across the state, there were concerns with the lack of transparency in the process,” Langerholc said. “The DRIVE SMART Act is my commitment to offering an alternative solution instead of a tacit approval to impose taxes, tolls or user fees on hardworking Pennsylvanians as we recover from the pandemic.”
Additional information about the comprehensive and multi-faceted plan is available at www.SenatorLangerholc.com/drive-smart-act/.
“We have been working on this plan since I became chairman, but make no mistake, we did not do this alone. My colleagues were integral in the creation of this plan,” Langerholc said. “Because the essence of compromise is having spirited discussion and debate, I am speaking with stakeholders and asking the public to provide feedback.”
In the next couple of months, the Senate Transportation Committee will hold several hearings to collect feedback on the DRIVE SMART Act and other ideas to reform and invest in the Commonwealth’s multimodal transportation system. The public is encouraged to provide feedback on the DRIVE SMART Act online at www.SenatorLangerholc.com/drive-smart-act/.
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