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February 27, 2024 - York, PA

ADVISORY - Shapiro Administration, Local Leaders Highlight How Governor's Proposal to Invest in Public Transit Would Connect York Residents to Opportunity

At an event today in York, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Mike Carroll was joined by officials from rabbittransit, the York County Economic Alliance, the United Way of York, and Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) to highlight how Governor Shapiro's budget proposal to invest in transit agencies would help connect south central Pennsylvania residents to opportunity. Investing in and improving our public transit systems is a commonsense way to create good-paying jobs, spur economic development, and help Pennsylvanians reach their destinations safely.

The Governor's Budget proposes an additional $282 million investment for transit - the first of its kind in over a decade. This would be achieved with an additional 1.75 percent of the Pennsylvania Sales Tax being deposited into the Public Transportation Trust Fund.

"Nearly one million Pennsylvanians rely on public transit every single day. Public transit provides freedom and opportunity for millions of Pennsylvanians while making the Commonwealth more competitive," Carroll said. "That's why Governor Shapiro proposed the first major new investment in public transit in over 10 years. We have a historic opportunity to connect our communities, spur economic development, and create opportunity for generations to come. This investment will provide reliable public transit that can meet our residents' current and future needs."

Speakers Include:
Secretary Mike Carroll, PennDOT
Richard Farr, Executive Director, Susquehanna Regional Transportation Authority
Brian Grimm, President, United Way of York County
Kevin Schreiber, CEO, York County Economic Alliance
Tim Barshinger, Assistant Vice President, Student Enrollment Services at HACC