Senate Transportation Committee Chairman John Rafferty, R-Montgomery, released a transportation funding plan on Tuesday. Here are some details of how approximately $2.5 billion would be raised from tax, fee and fine increases and spent once the plan is fully phased in:
— Imposes $50.50 licensing fee for six years, instead of a $29.50 fee for four years
— Imposes $104 registration fee for two years, instead of a $36 fee annually
HARRISBURG — An overwhelming percentage of Pennsylvania residents are likely to support an upcoming proposal from Gov. Tom Corbett to invest in the state’s roads and bridges.
According to a pair of surveys completed by AAA Mid-Atlantic last year, 88 percent of Pennsylvanians believe the state’s highways need work. After months of behind-the-scenes planning, Corbett is preparing to announce a $2 billion transportation funding package aimed at doing exactly that, according to an Associated Press report Wednesday.
But the AAA survey reveals something about government services: Everyone wants things to be better; no one wants to pay for it.
Less than half of those surveyed by AAA – 44 percent – said they would be willing to pay an extra $2.50 per week to improve the state’s transportation infrastructure.