Biden Makes PA his First Stop on the
Vice-President Joe Biden has begun a tour of the country to highlight infrastructure improvements made possible by the Economic Stimulus Package. Pennsylvania was his first stop on the "Road to Recovery" tour. The Vice-President visited a bridge in Carlisle PA, his second visit to this bridge since February. The eighty year old bridge is being replaced using $1.7 million of federal funding, and will reopen by the end of November, 2009.
This bridge is one of many projects in Pennsylvania that will has received funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Pennsylvania will receive almost $5 billion through ARRA that will go towards infrastructure improvements and education initiatives that will create and protect jobs across the state.