It’s Going to Cost More to Drive in PA

New fees start April 1, to pay for state’s new transportation bill.

WFMZ reports on a series of fee increases that will hit Pennsylvania drivers starting next week to generate funding for the state’s new transportation bill:

According to information from PennDOT, starting April 1, the fee for a duplicate driver’s license, an identification card and a duplicate ID is more than doubling, from $13.50 to $27.50.

Certificates of Title, both initial and duplicates, are jumping from $22.50 to $50. Title security interest is increasing from $5 to $23. The cost of certified records is increasing from $10 to $30. Driver information and vehicle information fees are increasing from $5 to $8 and manufacture/dealer notifications are increasing from $3 to $5.

But you’ll get your money’s worth, right? “It’s important to note that Act 89 represents an investment in Pennsylvania’s future: increasing public safety, driving commerce, creating jobs and providing reliable funding for our transportation needs without leaving the bill to our future generations,” says Jan McKnight, a PennDOT spokesperson. Somebody’s gotta pay for those roads.

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  • crateish

    How about taxing the rich? They’ve been doing nothing but winning since the early 90s.

    • matthew brandley

      hey dumb ass! the rich pay over 75 pct of all federal state and local taxes in the country . get over it! if it wasnt for them we all would be paying more and we all should be paying more . Proves how obama has brain washed your stupid ass

  • MT329

    That’s horseshit! “Somebody’s gotta pay for the roads.” That’s completely unfair to tax us. Especially when they are doubling the cost! It takes forever for them to even repair the roads and causes so much traffic everywhere!!!! So let’s see…. keep raising our property taxes and let’s make it cost more for people to drive here AND let’s keep the cost of gas high too!!! Jersey has lower gas prices than Pa!! Pa is really becoming a PAin in my ass!!!!

  • Seag

    Can you imagine a private business doubling/quadrupling prices? $5 to $23? Insanity. Our government is out of control in every way.

  • delcoproud

    Corbett needs to keep his friends from paying more taxes. So he and Pileggi will tax the shxt out of us regular working people. Where have all the taxes gone they’ve been taking every time we fill up? It goes into some republican friends pocket. Since they are all millionaires they have no concept what the fee increases will have on us and they don’t care.