Johnstown lawmaker named majority chairman of state Senate Transportation Committee

A Johnstown area lawmaker has been picked to head the state Senate Transportation Committee.

It makes state Sen. Wayne Langerholc Jr., R-Richland Township, the majority chairman of an influential committee tasked with identifying, steering and sorting Pennsylvania’s transportation issues and priorities – at a time the region is pushing to complete Route 219 to Maryland and add a second Amtrak passenger route to Pittsburgh.

Langerholc has been a vocal advocate for both moves – and now will have a bigger voice. Click here for the full article.