I have no problem with new names and signs to help people better navigate, but Murphy is showing how out of touch he has become to say thousands of new jobs are going to be created.
On Monday, October 17, 2005, Senator Rick Santorum and Representatives Tim Murphy and Melissa Hart will announce the redesignation of the Parkway West from downtown Pittsburgh to the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Beaver County. The redesignation was included in the recently passed SAFETEA-LU bill which helps fund federal highway projects.
The transportation corridor stretches from the City of Pittsburgh at the mouth of the Fort Pitt Tunnel to the intersection of Route 60 North and Interstate 80 in Mercer County as Interstate Route 376.
"The new Interstate designation will help draw more businesses to Pittsburgh and create thousands of new jobs," Congressman Tim Murphy said. "When looking to relocate or open a new business, a region's transportation system is a key factor. Access to an Interstate Highway system makes Southwestern Pennsylvania more attractive as it improves the flow of goods in and out of the region, makes travel easier for employees and visitors, and encourages new development."