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Infrastructure Talks following Bridge Collapse

Governor Wolf is pushing State Lawmakers to invest in Infrastructure. Wolf saying: “We need to make sure that we’re also paying attention to the bridges and the roads that are in desperate need of repair and maintenance. And that’s where this Infrastructure investment is so long overdue.” That was the statement from the Governor at the National Governors Association meeting over the weekend. In a statement through his office, Governor Wolf said: “While the bipartisan Infrastructure Law will go a long way to support our Nation and our Commonwealth, we must heed this collapse as a sign that we must take steps at the State level to prevent a future tragedy.”

The Chairwoman of the NTSB in Pittsburgh echoing similar thoughts. Chairwoman Jennifer Homendy saying: “We do have a crisis for our Transportation Infrastructure. We have aging bridges, aging tunnels, aging pipelines and that is something that States and the entire U.S. Government is going to have to deal with.” The NTSB is expected to have a Preliminary Report on the bridge’s failure in the next two weeks.

In the meantime, President Biden says its about time the U.S. repairs and upgrades its 45,000 bridges in poor condition. Biden saying: “The next time, we don’t need Headlines saying someone was killed when the next bridge collapses. We’re going to rebuild that bridge, along with thousands of other bridges in Pennsylvania and across the country.” He tells those gathered in Pittsburgh that $1.6 Billion from the package went to bridges alone in Pennsylvania.

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