Erie County’s decision to raise the cost of vehicle registration is being supported by PennDot.
In December, County Council voted to tack on a five dollar fee. The extra money is intended to boost infrastructure like roads, bridges and bike paths.
Live on Action News at 5:30, the PennDot Secretary said the local need for the extra funding is obvious.
“Here in Erie, the locally owned bridges themselves are 36 percent of them are structurally deficient. That is higher than the statewide average and definitely higher than the state owned assets at 12 percent,” said Leslie Richards.
More than 2 million dollars would be raised in the first year with matching state funds… And 1.2 million in subsequent years.