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