The cost of doing nothing

August 7, 2012

August 1 marked the one-year anniversary of the completion of the Transportation Funding Advisory Commission’s (TFAC) work and the submission of its recommendations to Governor Corbett.

Despite the introduction of legislation that embodied the TFAC recommendations, the issue still awaits the leadership of the governor, who one year later has not identified which funding measures he will support.

Much of the information in the TFAC report was gleaned from a 2010 study by the Pennsylvania State Transportation Advisory Committee.  That report was the basis for identifying the state’s transportation funding gap, set then at $3.5 billion per year and accepted by virtually everyone involved in the funding issue. Read more