11:23 p.m. EDT, April 11, 2012
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Representatives from three counties met with Gov. Tom Corbett's staff Wednesday to discuss the progress of completing Route 219 from Meyersdale to Somerset.
Kathleen Duffy Bruder, deputy chief of staff to Corbett, Jim Ritzman, deputy secretary for planning for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, and county commissioners from Somerset, Cambria and Garrett County, Md., attended the meeting. Staff from the offices of state Sens. John Wozniak and Richard Kasunic attended as well as representatives from the North/South Appalachian Highway Coalition.
"We were making our case, as we try to do all the time to get 219 built," Glenn Miller, an executive committee member of Continental 1, said.
The Continental 1 corridor is a proposed 1,500-mile direct route from Toronto to Miami intended to develop business growth and faster, safer travel. The organization's current goal is to complete Route 219 from New York through Pennsylvania.
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