Transit boost in Shapiro’s budget benefits both cities and rural counties, PennDOT secretary says

The $283 million boost in transit funding proposed in Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget would benefit every county in Pennsylvania, Transportation Secretary Mike Carroll told state House lawmakers Monday.

“Every single one has transit. Every one, from the largest to the smallest,” Carroll said in a House Appropriations Committee hearing on the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s budget request.

Transit funding is an issue that has historically pitted Pennsylvania’s rural counties against its two large cities, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, and their respective transit agencies, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and Pittsburgh Regional Transit…

State lawmakers have tried for several years to advance legislation that would impose a road use fee for electric vehicles; none has reached the governor’s desk, Carroll noted. The state, meanwhile, is moving forward with a plan to build out a network of electric vehicle charging infrastructure funded through the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Act.

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