Sanko Appointed to New Transportation Commission for Funding Options

Gov. Tom Wolf has created a commission to explore comprehensive funding recommendations for Pennsylvania’s road and bridge system. PSATS Executive Director David M. Sanko has been appointed to the commission to represent townships and local government.  

Wolf proposes phasing out Pennsylvania’s gas tax, which he said is becoming an unreliable source for funding Pennsylvania’s transportation network. The tax, which is the source of liquid fuels funding, has seen decreases for two straight years due to more fuel-efficient cars and electric vehicles as well as reduced driving from state COVID restrictions. 

The commission will include a bipartisan group of legislators and representatives from business, the construction industry, mass transit, engineers, other interested groups, and numerous state agencies. State Secretary of Transportation Yassmin Gramian will serve as commission chair. The commission will meet over the next few months and develop a report by August 1. 

Click here for more, including the full list of appointees. 

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