Will Higher Gas Taxes Save Mass Transit?

Pennsylvania considers increasing state gasoline tax to subsidize transit.
October 7, 2004, 6am PDT | C. Scott Smith
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"The only way to rescue the Port Authority of Allegheny County and its Philadelphia counterpart from perpetual budget emergencies is a gasoline tax increase tied to mass transit, a key Democratic legislator said yesterday as his Republican colleague nodded in tacit approval.

The state tax now stands at 26 cents a gallon, among the highest in the nation. The amount of the tax increase hasn't been settled, but it's expected to be at least 5 cents."

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Published on Wednesday, October 6, 2004 in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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