transportation-funding

Bridges, buses, bypasses, and more: All the Pa. projects included in U.S. House Dems’ $547B transportation bill

BY: - June 9, 2021

U.S. Rep. Susan Wild, D-7th District, submitted four projects tallying exactly $20 million. All four of those proposals for road work and bridge replacements were selected.

PennDOT widening projects under increased scrutiny during transit funding uncertainty

BY: - March 16, 2021

But raising revenue isn’t the only way to fill the estimated budget gap, and renewed scrutiny is highlighting road and bridge widening projects that some say are too costly and aren’t necessary.

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As bridge toll debate heats up, Wolf pitches ditching Pa. gas tax | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 15, 2021

Gov. Tom Wolf wants to phase out 'burdensome' gas tax; bipartisan commission to come up with new funding streams.

Pa. in line for $1.13B in public transit funding from COVID-19 aid package, Sen. Casey’s office says

BY: - April 3, 2020

The money will come from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration, Casey's office said in a statement Friday.

Could charging Pa. motorists for rush-hour driving pay for infrastructure? PennDOT wants to find out

BY: - February 26, 2020

Officials at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation told a House panel this week that they’re studying a congestion fee as a solution to the state’s constant search for cash to fund highway and public transit investment.

The Pa. Legislature should resolve to tackle infrastructure funding in 2020 | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - December 26, 2019

Rural lawmakers have resisted a fee on state police coverage. With the need great, will 2020 be the year they change their minds?

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An electric car tax won’t solve Pa’s transportation woes, but it could increase pollution | Opinion

BY: - October 18, 2019

The real problem of insufficient funding for transportation needs a real solution. Taxing electric car drivers isn't the way to go.

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The high cost of the Pa. Turnpike is taking a toll on all of us. Lawmakers should approve this plan for relief | Opinion

BY: - August 7, 2019

To the surprise of no one and the disgust of everyone, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission recently announced that it will raise tolls by 6 percent, effective Jan. 5, 2020. After raising tolls only five times during the first 64 years of the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s existence, tolls will now be raised for a 12th straight year. As […]

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Gov. Wolf floats a new infrastructure funding plan | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - May 25, 2019

Once more, with feeling.

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The Pa. Turnpike toll debacle is our next financial crisis. This is how to fix it | Opinion

BY: - May 17, 2019

The keeper of Pennsylvania's famed 'Pension Clock' has a few suggestions.