Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced today that the Transportation Revenue Options Commission (TROC) has submitted its report to Governor Tom Wolf and the General Assembly.
You can read PennDOT's press release here and you can read President and CEO Rebecca Oyler's full response here, but an excerpt is below.
“TROC was given a list of potential taxes and fees to increase to close PennDOT’s funding gap, and PMTA is disappointed to see the final report essentially recommends ‘all of the above,’ without weighing the unintended consequences of many of these increases, particularly for commercial motor vehicles.
“The final report should not be viewed as a comprehensive plan that balances various state interests to fund our transportation system,” Oyler said. “Instead, TROC’s report is a list of potential options, among others, that can be considered by members of the General Assembly as they weigh the consequences of policy choices and their impact on the state’s economy.”
Funding options in the report include:
Road Use Charges
Redirection of Funding
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