Pennsylvania’s transportation funding bill is positive for the commonwealth and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and could pave the way for similar legislation to cope with unfunded pension liability, Fitch Ratings said in a report.

“This legislation represents a notable commitment to address a challenge faced by many states. ... The success of Act 89 could bode well for another key funding challenge, dealing with a growing and unfunded pension liability,” Eric Kim, a director in Fitch’s states group, said in a Dec. 9 statement.

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