Some PA Lawmakers Are Awakening to A Transportation Funding Crisis

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, Pennsylvania’s legislature “has done little to deal with transportation funding, despite intense lobbying from PennDOT, the turnpike and the state’s biggest transit agencies. . . .” However, some lawmakers are beginning to challenge the status quo as they see agencies approaching a financial cliff. The state is in desperate need of a new formula for transit funding. At the same time, the diminution of PennDOT’s main funding source, gas tax revenue, quickened by the effects of the COVID-19 epidemic, has left the department $7 billion short of what it needs each year for highway and bridge work.