ABOUT KTFC

The Keystone Transportation Funding Coalition is a diverse group of transportation advocates that came together in support of one simple goal: to secure a comprehensive, long-term, multimodal solution to Pennsylvania’s transportation funding needs. Its founder is George Wolff, longtime Harrisburg lobbyist who has worked for decades on various transportation issues.
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A MULTIMODAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN

Increase Funding for Public Transit

Governor Shapiro has called for increased public transit funding by 1.75% – a $282.8 million investment, and nearly $1.5 billion in new state funding over five years. This budget proposes that $161 million annually will go to SEPTA with the rest spread out across the Commonwealth. The Coalition supports the Governor’s proposal and advocates for the following to address the other modes of transportation:

Utilize Bond Proceeds for Transportation Funding

  •  Cap current general fund revenues derived from motor vehicle sales tax
  • Shift expected growth (averages $60M annually) to the Motor License Fund
  • All future annual increases from this fund would be redirected to PennDOT
  • Authorize PennDOT to use the full motor vehicle sales tax growth toward debt service on the issuance of 30-year bonds
  • Bond proceeds (18:1 on a 30-year bond) is expected to average $1B annually
  • This would grow PennDOT lettings from approximately $3.0 billion to $3.5 billion over 2-3 years

PROPOSED USES OF BOND PROCEEDS

The following is a breakdown of how the Coalition suggests the estimated $1B bond proceeds should be allocated:

  • $700M To PennDOT for state-owned bridge program
  • $150M for a new PennDOT Local Bridge Program (No local match required)
  • $25M to the DCED/PennDOT Transportation Infrastructure Investment Fund (double current funds)
  • $75M to Multimodal Fund (Commonwealth Financing Agency portion)
  • $15M to match locally raised transportation funds (separate local enabling legislation required)
  • $10M increase to the Dirt and Gravel Road Program
  • $25M to Aviation (double current funds)

Membership & Support

Coalition members include the highway construction industry, public transportation agencies, labor unions, farm organizations, AARP, bicycle and pedestrian advocates, land-use advocates, AAA, air and seaport organizations, associations representing local governments, chambers of commerce, travel and tourism organizations, environmental advocates, health care organizations, freight and passenger rail organizations and the trucking industry. View list of members & supporters

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Our Focus

Our purpose is to provide information to help policymakers understand the challenges, and the choices that must be considered if Pennsylvania is to sustain the momentum in returning its transportation system to a level required to support economic growth and enhance the quality of life for all Pennsylvanians. KTFC Policy Issues

Our Success

Under the auspices of the Coalition, transportation advocates undertook vigorous, continuing outreach efforts that included elected officials, community leaders, business people and the public at large. In November 2013, after nearly eight years of effort, the Coalition achieved its mission upon passage of Act 89, a bipartisan measure that is being phased in over five years. Read more about our success…

Our Future

The Coalition has remained active. Its members were determined to support legislators who voted for Act 89, and not a single incumbent who voted for the act lost his or her seat as a result of that vote. In recent months, members have subsequently turned their attention toward Washington in an effort to encourage federal lawmakers to do their part. View our future goals…

Act 89 – Quick Facts


Long Term Transportation Funding Solution

Jobs Created by 2017-18

Additional Investment in State Roads & Bridges ($) by 2017-18

Additional Investment in Local Roads & Bridges ($) by 2017-18

Additional Investment in PA Turnpike Expansion ($) by 2017-18

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