ALTOONA – The following is a statement from Sheetz Convenience Restaurants on the issue of Act 89 of 2013 and its impact on Pennsylvania road improvements:
“The lack of funding available for repairs on Pennsylvania roads and bridges has taken a significant toll on PA drivers, including our customers, our employees and the many trucks that serve our 464 stores throughout the Commonwealth and the other five states in which we operate.
“Sheetz commends Gov. Tom Corbett and the General Assembly for the recently enacted, bipartisan transportation funding legislation, which will provide a much needed financial source for infrastructure improvements across the Commonwealth. The legislation takes effect on Jan. 1, 2014.
“Sheetz is committed to assuring our consumers the lowest possible price on gasoline and there are many factors that go into how those prices are set. While removal of the oil company franchise cap is one reason that retail costs could increase, there are other components of this legislation that could decrease those costs, including the elimination of the 12-cent liquid fuels tax that consumers pay at the pump.
“Act 89 provides for a comprehensive investment in transportation that will make our road system safe and efficient, stimulate the state’s economy, and improve the quality of life for both our employees and customers.”