Corbett’s highway funding package deserves strong look

Brad Mallory, PennDOT deputy secretary, told the state Forest Products Association regional meeting recently that more funding is needed to improve the transportation infrastructure in the state.

We couldn’t agree more. Travel north, south, east or west of Pennsylvania and you will notice the difference between roads in our state and those elsewhere. Frankly, it’s embarrassing.

It’s also an economic handicap for the state. Industry and commerce rely on state roadways more than ever.

That’s why Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed transportation funding package deserves strong consideration from the state Legislature. It’s time to get Pennsylvania out of the highway laughingstock mode.