A recent traffic jam in Harrisburg was created by the type of pileup Pennsylvania motorists don't mind a bit.
State lawmakers, other public officials, and business, labor, transit, and recreation-trails advocates collided in their support of a long-awaited state transportation funding plan.
The blueprint, which is generating bipartisan support, includes $2.5 billion a year to fix highways, bridges, and mass transit systems around the state.
It appears that Pennsylvania is finally ready to address its long-deferred transportation needs.
The aggressive plan presented by House Transportation Committee Chairman John Rafferty (R., Montgomery) would deliver precisely what Gov. Corbett's own advisory panel recommended two years ago. Beyond repairing roads and bridges, it would provide critical funding for SEPTA and other transit agencies to improve safety and meet ridership demands.