One of the primary responsibilities of our Commonwealth is the maintenance, repair and construction of our core transportation infrastructure, especially our state roads and bridges.
I have also proposed to reduce the Department of Public Welfare budget by 10 percent, through efficiency changes and fraud reduction, and utilize the approximate $1 billion in savings for our core infrastructure.
The 10 Percent Plan would improve our infrastructure with NO new taxes, NO new debt and NO additional spending. Pennsylvania’s taxpayers have had enough of their incomes redistributed to pay for someone else’s health care, bus fare or excessive public welfare.
I am also a co-sponsor of House Bill 2020, the Infrastructure Future Fund Act, which would designate all proceeds from the privatization of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to the improvement of the Commonwealth’s roads and bridges. It is estimated that selling the state’s liquor stores could bring in as much as $1.6 billion in one-time revenues.
Click here to view my testimony from a recent State Transportation Commission.
Other Infrastructure Resources
Who is Responsible for Approving and Prioritizing Road Projects in Pennsylvania?
PennDOT District 10: District 10 is the Engineering District responsible for the roadways in Butler County. The website also provides up-to-date information on roadwork projects in Butler County.
Reducing Spending Can Help Transportation - 6/18/2008:
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Rep. Daryl Metcalfe speaks on his plan to provide funding for Pennsylvania's roads and bridges.
Rep. Metcalfe's Press Conference on Transportation - 6/17/2008:
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Rep. Daryl Metcalfe introduces an alternative to the Governor's proposal to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike to fund transportation.
Metcalfe Challenges Spend-A-Holic Governor to Exchange $1 Billion in Excess Welfare Spending to Fund Necessary Bridge and Road Improvements