UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION ON BOARD FOR A NEW DIRECTION IN THE 163RD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION ON BOARD FOR A NEW DIRECTION IN THE 163RD AMTRAK WORKERS, SEPTA TROLLEY & BUS DRIVERS, LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS, LIGHT RAIL WORKERS THROW SUPPORT TO RONGIONE DREXEL HILL – The United Transportation Union endorsed Vince Rongione on Thursday, continuing Rongione’s momentum with labor and widening his lead in endorsements over his opponent Jamie Santora. “Vince knows that infrastructure and public transportation create jobs and keep our economy moving. He is a young, tireless worker with the kind of new ideas and perspective we need in Harrisburg,” said Paul Pokrowka, Chairman of the Pennsylvania United Transportation Union. “Especially in Delaware County, we need a state representative …

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Column: Harrisburg’s inaction on transit funding puts citizens and state economy in peril

By VINCENT A. RONGIONE, Times Guest Columnist Printed in the Delco Times, 11/12/13 Recently political dysfunction in Washington cost the American economy $24 billion and the American people countless jobs and significant, unnecessary economic worry. Extreme elements of the House of Representatives held the government — and indeed the entire country — hostage to serve their own unpopular ideology. Now here at home in Pennsylvania, we are falling victim to the same Washington-style broken politics and unkept promises that keep our economy stuck in neutral and our families struggling. The Pennsylvania State Senate is made up of 27 Republicans and 23 Democrats. Nearly five months ago, that legislative body voted …

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