Governor Corbett urges action on transportation funding

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 18, 2013 1:29 PM

(Harrisburg) -- Governor Corbett is telling state lawmakers ``the time is now'' to approve a major funding bill for Pennsylvania's roads, bridges and mass transit agencies.  

Corbett appeared at a state Capitol Rotunda rally today, because the House may soon vote on a proposal to pump billions into transportation projects and related needs. 

He appeared with the Republican sponsor of a plan to generate more than $2.3 billion by increasing gasoline taxes as well as a host of fees and other revenues collected by the state Transportation Department. 

There are competing proposals in the House, including a Democratic alternative that doesn't include new limits on the types of local road projects subject to ``prevailing wage'' minimum pay requirements for public works contracts.

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