Transportation
1:14 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Corbett Administration Finalizes 2014 Transportation Projects

Gov. Tom Corbett's administration says it has finalized the highway, bridge and mass transit improvement projects that'll begin this year as a result of a landmark transportation funding bill he signed in November.

The administration said Thursday that about 250 highway and bridge projects and 50 mass transit projects will begin in 2014 as a result of the law. That puts the total at approximately 950 highway, bridge and mass transit projects beginning in 2014.

Overall, new spending under the law will tally about $950 million in 2014. In 2017, the new spending is expected to hit $2.3 billion, about a 40 percent increase over what was scheduled this year before the law passed.

The work is being financed by increases in fuel taxes and motorist fees and fines.