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Thursday, February 6, 2014

More Benefits from New Transportation Plan as Municipalities Prepare to Receive $345 Million in Liquid Fuels Payments, Eight Percent Increase from Previous Year

More Benefits from New Transportation Plan as Municipalities Prepare to Receive $345 Million in Liquid Fuels Payments, Eight Percent Increase from Previous Year

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett announced today that Pennsylvania’s new transportation plan will allow PennDOT to distribute $345 million in liquid fuels payments to certified municipalities on March 3 to help them maintain their roads and bridges.

The allocation is $25.1 million more than the 2013 figure, roughly an 8 percent increase.

“This investment helps our towns meet the tough challenge of maintaining municipality-owned roads and bridges.” Corbett said. “Because of the new transportation plan that I signed into law, Pennsylvania will be able to increase these resources in coming years which could provide some relief to local taxpayers from these costs.”

Liquid fuels allocations are annual payments to municipalities to help pay for highway and bridge-related expenses such as snow removal and road repaving. There are 119,847 miles public roads in Pennsylvania, with 77,889 of those miles owned by municipalities and eligible for liquid fuels. The formula for payments is based on a municipality’s population and miles of locally-owned roads.

To be counted as eligible for liquid fuels, a roadway must be formally adopted as a public street by the municipality, meet certain dimension requirements and be able to safely accommodate vehicles driving at least 15 mph.

Under Act 89, the new transportation plan Corbett signed in November, liquid fuels reimbursements will increase by roughly $220 million over the next five years.

For the complete list of local payments, visit the “Comprehensive Transportation Funding Plan” page at www.dot.state.pa.us.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Boy is Gov. Corbett making Hanger look like the lying ass that he is ! Everything Hanger said about Corbett taking money away from has been a lie!

Anonymous said...

An 8% increase of revenues that have not been increased since the mid 70s. That equates to roughly $4000 per annum for our local municipalities give or take depending on how many mile of roads they have. How far do you think that will go? It will cover roughly 3.5 loads of salt. That's how far... Thanks for nothing. Now let me ask you this... Where is the rest of the money going? I will tell you that too... It is going to the general fund and special interests like mass transit and public transportation that will benefit who, that's right everyone else but us above I-80. It is, always has been, and always will be about the big cities that have the tax revenues to begin with. Thats where the voters are...

Anonymous said...

Notice how Philly has been hit with a lot of snow this year. Corbett has something to do with that also. Gives an excuse to raise their % of monies.

All this new "tax" revenue should be 100% put into roads and bridges, NOT wages, bribes & perks. There are people in the offices in Harrisburg already to push pencils and add numbers. They just need to work a little harder (or work period) like big companies expect their employees to.