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Reps Houlahan and Dean, PennDOT Sec, and Local Officials Tout Infrastructure Bill at Paoli Train Station

  • Woman standing at podium with sign reading
  • Woman standing at podium with sign reading

PAOLI, PA – This past weekend, Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) hosted state and local officials at the Paoli Train Station to celebrate the positive impact of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act recently signed into law. She was joined by Representative Madeleine Dean (D-PA), PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian, State Senator Carolyn Comitta, Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz and Josh Maxwell, and Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors Chair Murph Wysocki.


“Behind us is the North Valley Bridge,” said Houlahan during the press conference. “The effort to improve this heavily trafficked route has been the work of people at every level of government. Together, we completed Phase 1 of this project, which led to the incredible improvements that we all see today at the train station. Pedestrian access and ADA compliance have brought equity and dignity to those of us who utilize public transportation.  Phase 2 will relocate this bridge to reduce traffic congestion and make this a safer place to drive, walk, and roll. It is fitting that we, across levels of government, are all here together to celebrate this infrastructure bill and reaffirm our shared commitment to projects like these. This is just one concrete example of projects in our community that can and will benefit from this bill.”


More on that Paoli project from PennDOT here.

From left to right: Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors Chair Murph Wysocki, Chester County Commissioner Josh Maxwell, Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, Rep. Madeleine Dean, State Senator Carolyn Comitta

Local officials are also excited about the federal funds coming to Chester County.

“The bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act represents a tremendous opportunity for Chester County and Pennsylvania to advance projects that improve our roads, bridges, railways, public utilities, and telecommunications systems for the benefit of all residents, workers, and families,” said Carolyn Comitta. “I look forward to partnering with our federal, state, county, and local officials to make these infrastructure improvements a reality and spur sustained economic and job growth in our region.”


“As chair of the Tredyffrin Township Board of Supervisors, I was pleased to participate in Representative Chrissy Houlahan’s press conference highlighting the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act,” said Murph Wysocki. “Governmental officials and other attendees learned about the breadth and depth of the act and how it will fund projects of different types benefitting residents in our communities and throughout Pennsylvania.”


Houlahan is an Air Force veteran, an engineer, a serial entrepreneur, an educator and a nonprofit leader. She represents Pennsylvania’s 6th Congressional District, which encompasses Chester County and southern Berks County. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Small Business Committee. She is the recipient of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award which “recognizes members who demonstrate the bipartisan leadership and constructive governing necessary to move our country forward.”