Critical Vote On Pa Transportation Bill

11.15.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania House and Senate leaders are planning a critical vote next week to raise the nearly two-and-a-half billion dollars needed to fix roads and bridges and  bolster mass transit in the Commonwealth.  It's one of Governor Tom Corbett's top legislative priorities, but attempts to round up enough votes in the House have failed.  Pennsylvania has the most structurally deficient bridges of any state in the country and lawmakers are trying to increase the gas tax to pay for the upgrade. Sponsors say passing the cost on to consumers at the gas pump is a small price to pay for fixing Pennsylvania’s crumbling infrastructure.