GOP candidates express their views on transportation funding

May 11, 2010

This is the second installment on the views of various gubernatorial candidates regarding transportation funding.  Today we look at the Republican candidates.

Attorney General Tom Corbett speaks of “building a world-class transportation infrastructure.”  He says that infrastructure is vital, that it is grossly underfunded, and that he “will seek to add new tools to the funding tool belt and advance innovative financing opportunities to expand the capacity of the system as well as to leverage all existing financial assets to maintain our current infrastructure.”

However, he also has signed the “taxpayer-protection” pledge.  When pressed about how he would propose to erase the funding gap detailed in his transportation policy, he has spoken of “rearranging priorities” and “improving efficiency.”   Corbett has committed to “convene (a work group) in order to have its recommendations in preparation to working with the General Assembly on this important issue to find solutions within the first six months of his administration.”

For more information about his transportation policy, click here

State Rep.Sam Rohrer has staked his candidacy on creating jobs by reducing government spending, and he has not articulated a position on transportation funding.  He, too, signed the “taxpayer-protection” pledge.

For more information about his campaign, click here.

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