Funding recommendations presented to governor

August 4, 2011

Gov. Tom Corbett’s Transportation Funding Advisory Committee this week presented the governor with recommendations that eventually would raise an additional $2.5 billion annually for the transportation needs of PennDOT, local governments and public transit agencies.  It also contains a number of modernization recommendations aimed at ensuring that PennDOT funds are spent as efficiently as possible.

The cost to a typical motorist – someone who drives 12,000 miles per year in a car that gets 20 miles to the gallon – would be only 70 cents per week in the first year, growing to about $2.50 per week by the fifth year.

A copy of the entire report is available by clicking here.

2 Comments on this post.

  1. John McCaskie
    August 9, 2011 at 9:28 am
  2. Why is this problem so difficult to get people to support? Is it because we don’t appreciate the freedom we have to go where and when we want?

  3. jwagner
    August 11, 2011 at 10:03 am
  4. Thanks for your comments John. Our elected officials need to understand that Infrastructure is a responsible, necessary and proper use of public tax dollars. Infrastructure is the backbone of any civilization and society. It is what makes us great and if we let it deteriorate beyond repair, it will be our downfall as a nation.