ALTOONA, Pa., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 5 states in which we operate.
Sheetz commends Governor 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 January 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.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America's fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $6.6 billion in revenue for 2013 and more than 15,500 employees. The company operates 464 convenience locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® subs, sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. Sheetz currently ranks on the Best Places to Work list in Ohio and North Carolina and has been on that list in Pennsylvania for eight consecutive years. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com.
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