Panelists: Highway bill needs innovation funding

SCRANTON – City Hall hosted one of the final information-gathering sessions of the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Friday, as panelists offered suggestions on the nation’s future plans to three committee members. U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta listens during transportation hearing Friday in City Council chambers at Scranton City Hall. The message Friday was clear: A new highway reauthorization bill and infrastructure plan must include funding for innovation and investment into research and training.