While Pennsylvania has the nation's largest inventory of unsafe bridges, not to mention crumbling highways and critical mass transit neets, the state legislature and Gov. Corbett have yet to grapple with a solution to a problem estimated at $3.5 billion a year.
Corbett's top transportation aide indicated this week that the governor may not even take the steps recommended by his own transportation task force, which called for a menu of increased fees and such.
But for years, transportation experts have looked to the state's gasoline tax as the surest means of funding important infrastructure needs. The tax might have to rise by only five cents to make a difference, and it's a tax that is paid by all highway users.
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