Vehicle fee could fund York County bridge repairs

YORK, Pa. (WHTM) – York County Commissioners are proposing a $5 increase in the registration fee for vehicles and trailers fees to fund badly needed repairs to the county’s bridges.

Without it, commissioners say bridge repair funds could be depleted by 2020.

“We need to get started,” Commissioner Steve Chronister said. “It’s proven that we need bridges fixed and some bridges replaced.”

Under Act 89 of 2013, counties are permitted, as of the beginning of this year, to impose a $5 fee on vehicles registered to an address within their borders.

People living paycheck to paycheck, however, say it’s too much to ask.

“I think it’s absolutely ridiculous,” Georgia Thompson said. “How do they expect people to live? We already pay enough money, so you want us to put more money out that a lot of people don’t have?”

A decision is expected by the end of the year.

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