PA poised to pass historic transportation bill

11.21.13 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania House is giving final approval today to a nearly two and a half billion dollar transportation spending bill.  Governor Corbett is expected to sign it before the end of the week after it passed the Senate last night.  The bill would raise gasoline taxes and driver fees to pay for thousands of road and bridge repair projects and improvements to mass transit. Opponents say it will increase fuel taxes by 28 cents per gallon and amount to the second-largest tax increase in Pennsylvania history. The bill also includes language to increase the speed limit on interstate highways and the Turnpike to 70 miles per hour.