Meehan voices support for long-term road-infrastructure funding bill

U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA) was among 363 House members who voted in favor of the Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act of 2015, which authorizes funding for highway and other road infrastructure projects across the country for the next six years.

The vote advances the bill to a conference committee to resolve differences in the House and Senate versions.

“This highway bill is a bipartisan victory for jobs and infrastructure improvements in Pennsylvania,” Meehan said. “The legislation cuts red tape and bureaucracy standing in the way of road and bridge construction. It gives states and local communities the certainty they need to begin long-term improvement projects. It affirms our commitment to mass transit in our region used by so many commuters, and it encourages innovation in transportation technologies that will make travel safer and faster.”

A companion bill was approved by the Senate in July.