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Port Authority Money Woes

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The delay in passing a new state transportation bill isn't just causing a funding crunch for PennDOT. It is also causing money woes at the Erie Port Authority.

 With no state money coming in, the authority is using reserve funds to help make ends meet. And many important projects are on hold. The authority hopes the issue can be resolved soon to provide normal funding and perhaps a fund for capital projects.

 The Executive Director of the Erie Port Authority Ray Schreckengost said, "We've put a lot of things on hold that we would normally do. Engineering work, permitting work. We have put those things on hold. We are just hunkering down on spending just covering the necessary things."

Schreckengost will be in Harrisburg Monday with many transportation leaders from across the state, urging the legislature to approve a funding bill.

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