Meadville Tribune

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October 19, 2013

SUNDAY ISSUE: Are you ready to pay more at the pump for transportation improvements when Harrisburg commuters are likely to be among the biggest beneficiaries?

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HARRISBURG — John Finnerty works in the Harrisburg Bureau for Community Newspaper Holdings Inc. He can be reached by email at jfinnerty@cnhi.com or on Twitter @cnhipa.

Local districts

The following is how much the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation proposes to spend on road and bridge construction in Crawford County if there is no new money approved by the Legislature, if the governor’s $1.8 billion a year is approved and if the Senate’s $2.5 billion a year plan is approved.

5th District, led by Republican state Rep. Greg Lucas

No new money: $88 million

Corbett’s plan: $120 million

Senate plan: $39 million

Total new money: $159 million

6th District, led by Republican state Rep. Brad Roae

No new money: $18 million

Corbett’s plan: $137 million

Senate plan: $27 million

Total new money: $164 million

17th District, led by Republican state Rep. Michele Brooks

No new money: $140 million

Corbett’s plan: $210 million

Senate plan: $21 million

Total new money: $231 million

Most to gain

The following are the top five legislative districts that have the most to gain from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation plan if there is no new money approved by the Legislature, if the governor’s $1.8 billion a year is approved and if the Senate’s $2.5 billion a year plan is approved.

1. 106th District in Dauphin County

No new money: $67 million

Corbett’s plan: $941 million

Senate plan: $2 million

Total new money: $943 million

2. 171st District in Centre County

No new money: $61 million

Corbett’s plan: $844 million

Senate plan: $11 million

Total new money: $855 million

3. 108th District in Northumberland County

No new money: $121 million

Corbett’s plan: $622 million

Senate plan: $24 million

Total new money: $646 million

4. 158th District in Chester County

No new money: $162 million

Corbett’s plan: $309 million

Senate plan: $277 million

Total new money: $586 million

5. 155th District in Chester Country

No new money: $70 million

Corbett’s plan: $305 million

Senate plan: $277 million

Total new money: $582 million

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