$126 million to aid New Jersey, Pa. in emergency relief

    More than $126 million in federal funding is heading to New Jersey and Pennsylvania to help fix roadways and bridges damaged by storms last year the United States Department of Transportation announced today.

    The funding is part of a $1.6 billion package to cover roads and bridges damaged by natural disasters.

    “Communities from coast to coast are still recovering from disasters that have affected the roads they use, their homes and businesses,” Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement.

    “The Obama Administration stands ready to provide emergency relief and reimburse these communities for the work that has been done to restore their critical transportation needs.”

    Funding for the Federal Highway Administration’s Emergency Relief Program was provided by the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation.

    Click here to see a state-by-state list of the funding.

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