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COVID-19 Leads To Decrease In Fuel Tax Payments To Local-Area Towns, Including Newtown

COVID-19 Leads To Decrease In Fuel Tax Payments To Local-Area Towns, Including Newtown | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

With the COVID-19 pandemic to blame, local-area municipalities will receive less shares of PennDOT’s liquid fuels payments this year.

 

The funds are derived from the gas tax, but PennDOT officials noted that less fuel purchased last year due to the pandemic impacted revenues.

 

The state went from $487.5 million in liquid fuels payments in 2020 to $320.8 million in liquid fuels payments this year, according to PennDOT data.

 

Below is how much local towns will get:

 

  • Falls Township – $874,821.44 (Last Year: $944,743.96)
  • Langhorne Borough – $37,233.20 (Last Year: $40,099.93)
  • Penndel Borough – $57,586.54 (Last Year: $62,022.90)
  • Middletown Township – $1,238,758.53 (Last Year: $1,334,255.66)

 

johnmacknewtown's insight:

In comparison, Newtown Township will get $552,277.09 this year versus $594,866.14 last year – a 7% decrease, which is about the same as other municipalities.

 

The Good News: The 2021 budget anticipated $536,096 to be used for the 2021 Roadway Maintenance Plan. With an additional allocation of $300,000 from the General Fund, the township will have available $852,277 for the program.

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