Transportation Impact Fee Program / Capital Improvements Plan
Act 209, which took effect on December 19, 1990, amended the Pennsylvania Municipalities Code by adding Article V-A titled "Municipal Capital Improvement." This act authorizes municipalities to enact, amend, and repeal impact fee ordinances and to charge impact fees on new developments for off-site public transportation capital improvements. Act 209 defines an impact fee as "a charge or fee imposed by a municipality against new development to generate revenue for funding the cost of transportation capital improvements necessitated by and attributable to new development." Impact fees cannot be used to pay for any existing deficiencies in the Township transportation system, for the operation, maintenance, or repair of roads or road related improvements.