Monday, June 6, 2011

Update on PA Transportation Funding Advisory Commission

Gov. Tom Corbett's newly created Transportation Funding Advisory Commission has been discussing the statewide funding crisis since April and is expected to recommend potential solutions for roads, bridges and transit by Aug. 1. The group is led by PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch and charged with looking at potential long-term transportation funding solutions for roads, bridges and transit.

The 35-member commission consists of representatives from throughout Pennsylvania (the full membership list is available on the Commission’s website) and has met twice since its inception, with a third meeting scheduled for today.

Meetings have been focused on a number of topics, including the history of transportation funding in Pennsylvania and a brainstorming session on possible funding ideas for transportation. Meeting minutes and materials are available for public download on the Commission’s website.

Port Authority is closely following the Commission's progress and remains eager to work with leaders statewide on recommendations that would provide sustainable and growing funding sources for roads, bridges and public transit for years to come.