House Transportation Committee
Thursday was another day characterized more by what didn’t happen as opposed to what did.
The amendment being drafted by Republicans who control the House would not only raise less funds for transportation overall than the Senate bill, it would, after the first five years at least, raise less than even what Governor Corbett has proposed.
Governor Corbett in February proposed raising about $1.8 billion a year for roads, bridges and mass transit primarily by lifting the cap on gasoline taxes at the wholesale level.
As Governor Corbett presses for action on proposals to raise new funding for roads, bridges, and mass transit, the focus continues to be on differences between the state House, Senate and governor on the issue.