The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Friday that it is immediately releasing over $470 million in unspent earmarks.
Pennsylvania has almost $29 million in unobligated earmarks that have to be used for transportation projects. The state has until Oct. 1 to notify the federal government what projects are planned for the money.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation should take a close look at what is the best use of the money. It shouldn't be automatically allocated to urban areas. The rest of the state needs highways and bridges, too.