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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2013 - 2014 Regular Session


Posted: April 16, 2013 04:11 PM
From: Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr.
To: All Senate members
Subject: Transportation Funding Legislation
As you know, this morning I held a press conference to unveil a comprehensive transportation funding plan. I was honored to not only be joined by my three colleagues who serve as Chairmen of the Transportation Committees, but also Secretary of Transportation Barry Schoch, several Senators and House Members, and a large contingent of groups from across Pennsylvania.

The comprehensive plan I have proposed will be introduced as Senate Bill 1 and raises approximately $2.5 billion in sustainable annual funding by fiscal year 2017-18. In addition to providing additional funding for Pennsylvania’s highway and bridge infrastructure and 36 transit agencies, the plan addresses rail, aviation, ports, and bicycle/pedestrian funding needs. Moreover, the plan adopts modernization proposals advanced by the Transportation Funding Advisory Commission (TFAC) and Governor Corbett, such as two-year registration and a six-year driver’s license.

To view further detail, a five-year funding breakdown as well as a bullet point summary of the funding plan can be found on my website: www.SenatorRafferty.com

I urge your co-sponsorship of this legislation.

Introduced as SB1