$4.2B diverted from infrastructure

A recent audit of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation discovered more than $4.25 billion had been transferred from the Motor License Fund to the state police since the fiscal years 2012-13.

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said the funds should have been used to repair more than 2,800 state-maintained bridges across Pennsylvania that have been deemed structurally deficient.

The Motor License Fund was created to fund the construction, reconstruction, maintenance and repair of public highways and bridges, according to the state constitution, although the General Assembly has not set a cap on the amount of money going to state police from the Motor License Fund, reported Transportation Today News.

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