Finding alternatives to the gas tax

The writing is on the wall, so to speak. The advent of electric cars signals the impending end of Pennsylvania’s lucrative gas tax, so coming up with alternatives is crucial to funding future transportation needs.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is tasked with developing options and recently submitted their recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly.

The Transportation Revenue Options Commission (TROC) is comprised of transportation, economic, and community stakeholders from the public and private sectors, including majority and minority leaders from the House and Senate Transportation and Appropriations committees.

PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian and Leeann Sherman, TROC member and Executive Director for the American Council of Engineering Companies of PA (ACEC/PA) appear on Smart Talk Wednesday to discuss the committee’s recommendations for potential revenue sources.