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Corbett To Present Plans For Transportation Changes

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- Gov. Tom Corbett says he will soon present his plans for dealing with pension costs, liquor privatization and the state's transportation system.

The Republican governor traveled to New York on Saturday and spoke to about 500 people at a Pennsylvania Society event. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Corbett did not give details or a time table for fixing hundreds of miles of crumbling roads and bridges and aging mass transit.

He says the plan will be tied to his February budget address.

Both the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce and the Port Authority released statements praising Corbett for his decision to work on the transportation system Saturday.

"We appreciate the Governor's commitment to a comprehensive, multi-modal statewide transportation funding solution and we look forward to working with him, State Legislators and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald to achieve a reliable, sustainable funding source that grows with inflation," Port Authority CEO Steve Bland said.

The first-term governor also would not say whether he would run again in 2014. He did note he's "not going to break the tradition" of Pennsylvania governors serving two terms.

The nonprofit society is not affiliated with a particular party, but the annual weekend of hobnobbing attracts politicians and many others.

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