PA Transportation Projects Finalized

HARRISBURG (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett says his administration has finalized the list of highway, bridge, and mass transit improvement projects that will begin this year as a result of the landmark transportation funding bill he signed in November. About 250 highway and bridge projects and 50 mass transit projects will begin in 2014 because of the law. Another 650 were scheduled already. Meanwhile, weight restrictions on 100 bridges will be removed. Spending under the law will total about $950 million in 2014, rising to $2.3 billion in 2017, about a 40% increase. The work is being financed by increases in fuel taxes and motorist fees and fines. That includes hiking the fee for a duplicate driver’s license or a non-driver photo ID card from $13.50 to $27.50.

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