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Pennsylvania budget proposal includes $282.8M for public transit

January 31, 2024

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro’s 2024-25 budget proposal would increase public transit funding by 1.75 percent, a $282.8 million investment, and provide nearly $1.5 billion in new state funding over five years.

The proposal would deliver the funding needed to avoid immediate service cuts or fare increases.

The administration has been in talks with Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) and the counties it serves to discuss how they also can contribute to the system’s funding needs. They have expressed a willingness to provide additional financial support.

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