Study Touts Impact of PA Pike’s $1.7 Billion Mon-Fayette as Its Future Is on the Bubble

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, “As with many things in life, the future of the proposed extension of the Mon-Fayette Expressway hinges on the delicate balance between the cost and the benefit of the 13-mile toll road.” The article focuses on a TRIP report, which found that the project “would generate 5,850 construction jobs over four years and 20,780 permanent jobs in and around the economically struggling Mon Valley.” The report adds that the PTC “is awaiting a report next month on the cost and need for all of its capital projects before it decides whether to proceed with the Mon-Fayette extension.”