While other states struggle to fund transportation projects, Pennsylvania is "flush with cash," according to the Associated Press.
Pennsylvania is implementing a multifaceted, multibillion-dollar blueprint designed to accelerate road and bridge projects, improve mass transit systems and increase subsidies to local governments.
The higher taxes, fees and fines approved in 2013 are being phased in over five years to generate $2.3 billion annually - mostly for roads and bridges, and additional millions in inter-modal grants for railroads, seaports and airports. There's even $35 million earmarked for improving gravel and dirt roads.
Associated Press (via Philly.com)
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