Friday, January 07, 2005

KYW Newsradio 1060 - News

KYW Newsradio 1060 - News
Karen Miller, managing director of an organization called "Issues PA,� says a new survey shows that Pennsylvanians in all regions of the state support new, dedicated funding for mass transit by margins of 60 percent or more:

"But residents are divided on how to pay. Not terribly surprisingly, when people are presented with specific options to provide the funding, none of the options reaches a 50-percent approval rating."

In fact, less than one-third of those surveyed support increasing vehicle taxes and fees to raise new money for mass transit.

Governor Rendell supported such a proposal that was introduced in the legislature late last year and reintroduced this week. The poll shows even less support for creating any new state taxes to pay for mass transit.

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