Senate leader proposes series of state transportation funding reforms

(Pennsylvania) State Sen. Wayne Langerholc Jr., R-Cambria, took over as chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee in January, in the midst of a funding crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic reducing driving and gasoline tax revenue…

Mr. Langerholc, in Pittsburgh on Thursday with committee colleagues to review autonomous vehicle development at Hazelwood Green, said in an interview the tolling proposal was a tipping point that caused him to get directly involved in the funding discussion. Working for nearly five months, the chairman and committee staff worked with other state and local officials to develop a package of proposed bills known as the DRIVING SMART Act.