Proposed Pittsburgh budget avoids tax increases for third year in a row

Proposed Pittsburgh budget avoids tax increases for third year in a row

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and the Office of Management and Budget submitted a $555 million operating budget and $105 million capital spending plan for 2018 to the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority Friday.

The proposed budget holds the line on tax increases for the third consecutive year and provides a boost to public safety and transportation spending. 

Friday, September 22, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
New transportation program could put additional $2.1 billion in PA roads over ten year period

New transportation program could put additional $2.1 billion in PA roads over ten year period

The Wolf administration announced Tuesday the creation of the Pennsylvania Road Maintenance and Preservation (Road MaP) program within the Department of Transportation, which it said is set up to invest $2.1 billion in Pennsylvania roadway infrastructure over the next ten years.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Department of Revenue revises gas tax as part of Act 89

Department of Revenue revises gas tax as part of Act 89

Last Friday, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue published a revision in the Oil Company Franchise Tax as required by Act 89 of 2013.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
PennDOT Secretary: Cap State Police funding to free up infrastructure project money

PennDOT Secretary: Cap State Police funding to free up infrastructure project money

Testifying at a hearing Tuesday regarding funding for the Pennsylvania State Police out of the Motor License Fund, PennDOT Sec. Leslie Richards said capping the amount of funding the State Police gets out of the fund will free up money needed to fund Act 89 transportation projects that won’t be completed at current funding levels.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
P3 Rapid Bridge Replacement Project to make a dent in number of structurally deficient bridges

P3 Rapid Bridge Replacement Project to make a dent in number of structurally deficient bridges

Monday, Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Sec. Barry Schoch announced the list of 558 bridges that will be a part of the Rapid Bridge Replacement Project to replace the direst of structurally deficient bridges in Pennsylvania.

According to Sec. Schoch, the program has been made possible through Act 89 transportation infrastructure funding and legislation allowing for greater use of public-private partnerships (P3s).

Monday, September 22, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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