Act 89 Funding Plan
On Nov. 25, 2013, House Bill 1060 was signed into law, creating Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive piece of state transportation legislation in decades. This legislation invests an additional $2.3 billion to $2.4 billion into transportation by the fifth year of the plan. Partial funding for the new transportation package is being derived from the elimination of the flat 12-cent gas tax and modernizing an outdated transportation financing structure through the uncapping of the wholesale, Oil Company Franchise Tax. The act also increased resources for transit and created a dedicated Multimodal Fund (PDF) for non-highway modes' capital needs.
Learn more about the plan in the Transportation Funding Plan Summary (PDF) created when the law was passed. To see projects made possible or in development because of the plan, visit the department's Projects website, www.Projects.PennDOT.gov.
The plan was based on many recommendations from the then Transportation Funding Advisory Commission. The commission's recommendations are outlined in a Final Report (PDF) and the department has implemented many of the recommendations.