Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | All Access e-Edition | Home RSS
 
 
 

Provisions of the Pa. transportation funding bill

November 20, 2013
Associated Press

Provisions of the transportation funding legislation passed Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Senate:

REVENUE

— Generates at least $2.3 billion per year after a five-year period by gradually increasing taxes and fees on motorists; generates $7.36 billion total over the first five years.

SPENDING

— Directs $1.65 billion per year to highway and bridge construction and repair by the fifth year, including $220 million annually for locally owned roads and bridges.

— Directs $476 million to $497 million per year to mass transit agencies by the fifth year.

— Directs $144 million per year for a newly created "multimodal" fund in fifth year that includes airports, railways, ports, bicycle lanes and pedestrian paths, as well as discretionary grants for high-priority transportation projects.

TAXES

— Repeals 12 cents per gallon tax paid at the pump, but replaces the lost tax revenue by increasing the millage of the wholesale Oil Company Franchise Tax.

— Applies the Oil Company Franchise Tax to the entire cost of a gallon of wholesale gas. Currently, it is presently assessed only up to $1.25 per gallon.

DRIVER LICENSES

— Increases renewal fee on noncommercial licenses from $21 to $22 beginning in 2015 and from $22 to $23 beginning in 2017.

FINES AND SURCHARGES

— Increases fine for failure to obey traffic control devices to $150 from $25.

FEES

— Increases annual registration fees on owners of passenger cars, motorcycles, pickup trucks, classic cars, commercial and non-commercial trucks, buses, school buses, limousines and motor homes.

— Increases various PennDOT fees, including license plates, overweight/oversized hauling permits, occupational limited licenses, commercial driver licenses and probationary licenses.

WAGES

— Exempts transportation projects costing $100,000 or less from laws that set minimum wages for trades. Current exemption covers projects costing $25,000 or less.

Source: House Republicans, AP.

 
 

 

I am looking for:
in:
News, Blogs & Events Web