|Posted:||December 2, 2020 10:52 AM|
|From:||Senator Bob Mensch|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Clean Transportation Infrastructure Act|
|In the near future, I will be reintroducing legislation from last session related to harnessing the increasing rise in vehicles not powered by traditional gasoline engines.
There is no doubt that new generations of electric, natural gas and hydrogen vehicles are becoming, and will continue to be, an important part of Pennsylvania’s economic development in coming years. While gas-powered vehicles are still the vast majority of vehicles on the road, Pennsylvania needs to be proactive in being accommodating for the other vehicles on the road.
Welcoming the shift of Pennsylvania’s transportation systems to allow for cleaner, more efficient resources offers a unique opportunity to advance our shared energy, environmental and economic development goals. As increasing numbers of Pennsylvania consumers and businesses consider choosing alternative energy vehicles, and our businesses look for opportunities to invest in cleaner, more efficient equipment, we must ensure that well-planned charging and refueling infrastructures are deployed in the state.
The Pennsylvania Clean Transportation Infrastructure Act will create a framework for building this infrastructure by combining the expertise of our transportation and public utility sectors without added burdens on our ratepayers. Under this proposal, Pennsylvania will:
Please join me in co-sponsoring the Pennsylvania Clean Transportation Infrastructure Act which passed the Senate overwhelmingly last session.
If you have any questions, please contact David Kozak in my office at 717-787-3110.
Introduced as SB435