- Associated Press - Monday, March 3, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A top Pennsylvania Department of Transportation official will travel to Michigan to discuss how Pennsylvania passed a major transportation funding bill.

Bradley Mallory, PennDOT’s executive deputy secretary, is scheduled to attend Wednesday’s conference sponsored by the County Road Association of Michigan.

It’s entitled, “How it Worked in Pennsylvania: The Gas Tax Increase That Can Happen Here.”

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is seeking ways to boost road and bridge funding after his proposed increase in fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees stalled last year.

PennDOT spokesman Rich Kirkpatrick says there’s widespread interest in hearing how Pennsylvania addressed the issue. The bill signed in November by Gov. Tom Corbett is designed to raise $2.3 billion a year extra by increasing taxes, fees and fines.

Mallory will be joined by a Snyder aide.

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