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In today's moving America segment we take a look -- -- well.
While there -- annoying to some.
Make that many.
They do bring in money and states are needed that and ends up joining us now is -- guys Republicans saying that -- from the state of Pennsylvania.
I -- was just denied permission by the federal government to -- 80 -- -- represented thank you so much for billionaire why did that happens I think most people don't understand how that works.
And how is the state -- going to make up.
That money that you would have gotten from that -- Will interstate eighty didn't fit the law we debated that -- act 44 was passed.
They took it by the -- three times and they finally struck out.
So right now we have over 500 million dollar hole from that you were about two billion dollars a year short.
Just to maintain bridges and roads and counseling and we've got a huge -- -- Deficient bridges in Pennsylvania.
The federal government of course hasn't reauthorize safety Lou you need a good six year plan from the federal government.
They're not doing that soon falls were more on the states.
Backs to fund our highways and -- mass -- Congressman is Brian Sell to listen I take I eighty all the time no I'm always on the road and I and I say this with a faction it is a tough stretch of highway.
I've been at the same is always always -- of problems but at the same time.
Isn't that what our gas taxes are going for me we talk about the -- state highway system -- under Eisenhower.
Why is every public roads suddenly becoming the whole way.
Well because as you up the corporate average fleet economy.
And is that keeps going up the -- at the pump keeps going down.
And highways are awfully expensive to maintain.
Interstate eighty just after the rebuild still a penny a gallon in Pennsylvania.
And that equates to just over sixty million dollars a year.
So it's a very expensive proposition in the north and northeast.
We're freeze thaw cycles and that can destroy roads.
We've got some heavy lifting to do just to maintain the system.
-- private partnership idea represented Powell investors get paid back hole.
-- yes and what we have been pushing public private partnerships this will be the fourth term.
We've introduced legislation.
In right now interstate 95 in Pennsylvania fits the bill.
It -- a fifty mile stretch of highway.
It's mostly elevated.
And the rebuild on -- is about twenty billion dollars it's a perfect project to fit the federal law.
In you create new capacity with that.
High capacity of lanes that are told and you keep the public planes the free lanes open.
So that people can park -- nose while all the traffic above that moves.
And we think people will pay for that especially trucking companies to move their goods.
It's an ideal project and -- this morning and I just had.
Conversation with one of the biggest players in the world -- know the interest is there.
Okay do you what what it -- the -- that -- -- congressman -- you see it happening.
I believe it has to happen I think the whole package that we've introduced.
That what we it will be introduced during the special session called by governor Rendell won.
As Republican from out to my praised the governor for doing this.
This is a very very serious problem it's a serious problem over the United States.
And -- governors in general assemblies must.
Address failing infrastructure.
We're only as good as the next -- it falls.
Thank you so much for being here great guys Republican state representative from -- take.
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