Neilson applauds funding increase for public transit across Pennsylvania
House Transportation Committee Chairman Ed Neilson said he is pleased with the House’s final passage of H.B. 1219. This Tax Code bill would increase the amount of funding that public transit systems in all 67 counties receive from sales tax receipts from 4.4% to 6.4%. This percentage has not been increased since 2007.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, public transit agencies across the commonwealth delivered 387 million passenger trips in 2019.
“I recognize the important link between a robust public transit system and economic opportunity for the commonwealth,” Neilson said. “Millions of people use public transit to take them to work, school and everywhere in between – investing in public transit is also investing in the people of Pennsylvania, ensuring that they can get anywhere they need to go, even in rural areas.”