Policy Brief: What the stimulus package means for transportation in Greater Philadelphia

Economy League of Greater Philadelphia: What the stimulus package means for transportation in Greater Philadelphia

In a new policy brief, the Economy League reports that Greater Philadelphia will likely receive more than $600 million for transportation investment in the region.

  • Approximately $613 million will be allotted as follows: $318 for highways in southeastern Pennsylvania, $120 million for highways in southern New Jersey, and $193 million for SEPTA.
  • The “shovel-ready” stipulation limits use of stimulus funds for vision investment. Most of the region’s candidate projects focus on clearing deferred maintenance.
  • The stimulus package will not blaze any new trails, but it is an opportunity for the region to play catch up and look to the future on better footing.

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