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Transportation Funding in Pennsylvania

October 07, 2020 10:00 AM
By: Erin Waters-Trasatt

Transportation Funding in Pennsylvania

​PennDOT oversees programs and policies affecting highways, urban and rural public transportation, airports, railroads, ports, and waterways. More than three-quarters of PennDOT's annual budget is invested in Pennsylvania's approximately 120,000 miles of state and local highways and 32,000 state and local bridges. PennDOT is directly responsible for nearly 40,000 miles of highway and roughly 25,400 bridges, a system first established in 1911.  

This system, which also supports millions of public transportation trips in every Pennsylvania county, administers licensing and vehicle needs, and more, has significant unmet funding needs. PennDOT's latest assessment of its needs gap reflects our annual gap at $9.3 billion today, with the annual gap growing to $14.5 billion by 2030. 

To learn more about how Pennsylvania's transportation system is funded and our needs, visit www.penndot.gov/funding.  


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