More than $1.3 billion will be spent to improve PA roads and bridges over the next five years, including significant new funding for public transit. Repaving our roads and repairing bridges means fewer trips to the mechanic due to pot holes, faster commutes for workers, and a better quality of life for everyone. It also means that a public safety need has been addressed, as many of our bridges are structurally deficient. The new money being spent on transportation also means new jobs. It is estimated that close to 80,000 people will be put back to work in construction and other industries.