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Fees and Taxes

Fees and Taxes

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Fees and taxes may include vehicle-related or package delivery fees, and/or various taxes, with the exception of the gas tax.

By increasing or adjusting these fees or taxes sufficiently, the transportation funding gap could effectively be addressed without the need to implement tolling. Similar to other options, fee and tax increases would require legislative action within Pennsylvania.

It's important to note, as Governor Wolf's Transportation Revenue Options Commission's August 2021 Report stated, [Indexing the gas tax to inflation would correct] a fundamental flaw with the gas tax that it is not fully inflation-adjusted (this will be especially important to the overall revenue picture even as the gas tax is being phased out).