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Specter & Santorum Announce Senate Approval of Allentown/Reading Area Projects

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SPECTER & SANTORUM ANNOUNCE SENATE APPROVAL OF ALLENTOWN/READING AREA PROJECTS (TRANSPORTATION)

Funding Signifies Senate Passage of the FY05 Transportation Appropriations Bill

Washington, D.C. - Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA), a senior member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, and Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, announced that the Senate has passed the FY05 Omnibus Appropriations bill which provides funding for transportation projects in the Allentown/Reading area.

"It's heartening to see my colleagues recognize the importance of these transportation projects, which are vital to driving local economies in the Allentown/Reading area," Sen. Specter said.

"I am pleased that Congress has approved funding to expand and improve our roadways and mass transit infrastructure in communities in and around Allentown and Reading," Senator Santorum said. "It is important that Pennsylvania continuously maintain and modernize transportation throughout the Commonwealth in order to ensure the safe travel of its citizens, create more efficient means of transportation, and sustain a robust economy."

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