Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Expressway Is Essential for the Mon Corridor

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Expressway Is Essential for the Mon Corridor

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The April 23 editorial "The $2 Billion Question: The Mon-Fayette Extension Is Not the Best Use for This Money" overlooked major assets of the expressway project and, even more puzzling, called for Mon-Fayette Expressway funding to be spent outside of the southwestern Pennsylvania region.

Two economic studies on the PA Route 51 to I-376 Expressway project cited significantly improved highway access for major brownfield developments, improved access for Mon Valley communities, major local construction employment and long-term employment gains of nearly 20,000 new jobs. Post-Gazette articles included major findings of these reports.

The potential of linking an extension of the Martin Luther King Jr. East Busway to a proposed expressway interchange in East Pittsburgh would broaden expressway benefits to also include a multimodal function. …

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