HARRISBURG, Pa., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett has proclaimed the week of May 12 as National Transportation Week, noting the vital role that multi-modal transportation plays in strengthening Pennsylvania's safety, economy and quality of life.
Corbett's proclamation coincides with the transportation week's national observance.
National Transportation Week is commemorated annually to raise public awareness about the importance of transportation to our cities, states and nation. It also highlights the professionals who keep our citizens mobile and promotes career opportunities in the transportation field.
"This week gives us the opportunity to highlight how important transportation is in our everyday lives. It is essential for public safety and the continued growth of Pennsylvania's economy," Corbett said. "A multi-modal system gives independence to seniors and persons with disabilities, keeps commerce moving and provides transportation options."
The proclamation follows Corbett's release of a transportation funding proposal that would invest an additional $2 billion into our transportation infrastructure by its fifth year of implementation and could create up to 50,000 jobs. The plan would also increase public safety, drive commerce and provide reliable funding for our transportation needs without burdening future generations.
To learn more about Corbett's transportation funding plan visit www.dot.state.pa.us.
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Editor's Note: The following is a copy of Governor Corbett's proclamation of support:
It is my pleasure to join with the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA) in support of May 13-18, 2013 as "National Transportation Week" in Pennsylvania.
Since its inception, NDTA has remained dedicated to its mission of fostering an efficient global logistics and transportation system in support of our nation's economy and security. "National Transportation Week" promotes awareness and appreciation of the transportation industry and recognizes the achievements of transportation professionals.
This year's theme, Transportation – The World is Right Next Door, highlights the technological advances in the transportation industry and how these improvements benefit the global economy. I commend the members of NDTA for their efforts and I hope this organization continues its mission for years to come.
As governor, and on behalf of all Pennsylvanians, I am pleased to support May 13-18, 2013 as "National Transportation Week" in the Commonwealth. Please accept my best wishes for a successful week-long celebration.
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Transportation