Argall opposed to new PennDOT Secretary until promised projects approved

HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) recently sent a letter to Pennsylvania Senate Leadership regarding PennDOT’s broken promises on transportation projects in Berks and Schuylkill County and pledged to vote against any upcoming nominees for PennDOT Secretary until these projects move forward.

PennDOT officials recently announced that they were cutting $700 million from local transportation projects, reneging on promises made to local officials.  After making this decision, PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards announced she was leaving the post to take another job in Philadelphia with SEPTA.

“I hear consistently from my constituents that our roads in Berks and Schuylkill County are in an unacceptable condition,” said Argall.  “Considering all the PENNDOT promises that have been broken, I will not vote to confirm any PennDOT Secretary who cannot provide the people of the 29th Senatorial district with the major highway improvements they have been promised on Routes 61, 222, and 422.”


Contact: Jim Brugger