Senate Majority Leader Pittman: Increase in Taxpayer Support for SEPTA Warrants Serious Scrutiny

 HARRISBURG – Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman (R-41) has issued the following statement regarding the Shapiro Administration’s proposed increase in state funding for public transit as part of the 2024-2025 state budget:

“Supporting SEPTA’s request for increased state subsidy is a challenging argument to make, especially in light of Philadelphia District Attorney Krasner’s inability to maintain law and order throughout America’s 6th largest city. No amount of increased subsidy can restore customer confidence in making use of the network given the raging crime crisis Krasner perpetuates.

“Looking at increased investments in public transit requires a closer examination of transportation infrastructure across the commonwealth. All areas of our state, rural, suburban and urban, must have a strong and reliable transportation network. As part of this conversation, we must also look at evolving transportation methods. It is long past time electric vehicles begin to pay their fair share for transportation infrastructure and services before asking taxpayers for more.”

CONTACT:   Kate Flessner 717-787-8724

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