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Senators Specter and Casey Announce Senate Approval of Pennsylvania Transportation Projects

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Funding Is Contained in the FY08 Consolidated Appropriations Bill

U.S. Senators Arlen Specter, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, and Bob Casey, the junior Senator from Pennsylvania, announced today the Senate has approved funding for several Pennsylvania transportation projects. The projects are contained in the Fiscal Year 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Bill.

"I am pleased that my colleagues have recognized the importance of these transportation projects in Pennsylvania," said Specter. "These projects are necessary advancements to expand and improve our roadways and mass transit infrastructure and an important force for economic growth in our local communities."

"I am grateful that my colleagues approved these important transportation projects," said Casey. "These funds will help spur economic growth and will make significant strides to improve Pennsylvanian's commute on our highway, rail and transit systems."

The bill will now be sent back to the House for approval and must be signed into law by the President of the United States before funding is final.

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