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Regarding Route 220

July 20, 2013

There has been a lot of talk about Route 220. Years ago there was an article published in the Sun-Gazette about building a bypass as part of the I99 corridor....

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Jul-20-13 9:02 AM

The modus operandi is to spend millions on a "study" so Pennsylvania can beg Washington for money to complete I-99.

If Pennsylvania wants to ask for funding again, it must conduct another "study".

We waste money on doing the same studies over and over again.

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Jul-20-13 9:02 AM

So where is all the gasoline tax going? I remember Rendell sent a lot of money to the cities to support the mass transit systems. Is that still happening?

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Jul-20-13 9:00 AM

By the time they figure out what to do with that highway, we might be traveling around like the Jetsons and won't need roads. Howabout Rt. 15 at Hummels Warf, that highways' been pointing into that farmers field since the 70's wondering where it will go next.

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Jul-20-13 7:21 AM

I wouldn't hold your breath for any changes anytime soon. The 2.5 billion transportation bill currently in review still doesn't seem to be enough to just maintain the bridges and roads that we currently have. We pay more in gas tax than most states with another increase coming that will make us the highest state, yet we have some of the worse roads in the country. A recent report from TRIP, a national nonprofit research group, found current road conditions in Pennsylvania cost the average driver about $1,646 in annual expenses.

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Jul-20-13 6:56 AM

Outlaw automobiles then no one goes to work outlaw less then 5 to a car just plain old make more laws and treat people Obama style

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Jul-20-13 6:15 AM

Some type of commuter rail service between Jersey Shore and Williamsport and Williamsport and Muncy and possibly other directions would help reduce a lot of car traffic on all of our roads as well. The Market St. Bridge can barely handle the volume of commuters coming from South 15 over the river and then trying to turn left onto 220S/180W at rush hour. The left lane of Hasting St. in South Williamsport starts to get filled clear back at Dairy Queen.

I agree, changes to the 220 corridor need to be made, but finding a way to alleviate the sheer volume of cars on the road daily should also be looked at.

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