Many of Pennsylvania’s roads and bridges are in terrible shape, according to PennDOT and state leaders.
State lawmakers are now debating how to pay to fix them and we all will likely be on the hook.
The Senate passed a transportation bill late Wednesday afternoon, setting the stage for the House of Representatives to vote Thursday.
Lawmakers in Harrisburg are calling the increases in gas taxes and drivers’ fees a “user fee” for those who ride on the state’s crumbling roads and bridges.
The repairs that PennDOT and state leaders claim are desperately needed will most likely be paid for by us all.
One week ago, there was little indication lawmakers in Harrisburg could agree on how to pay for the state’s transportation needs.
Then, a house vote Tuesday set the stage for a Senate vote Wednesday afternoon.
Now, the $2.4 billion transportation funding bill is the closest yet to becoming law.