After a trip to San Francisco several years ago, I noted that the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge would be considered the signature bridge in most cities, but it is second to the majestic Golden Gate Bridge. The Bay Bridge with its two back-to-back suspension bridges is majestic and beautiful in its own right. Now, an [...]
Rendell: Congress should remove restrictions on tolling of interstates – Post-GazetteThere he goes again — Gov. Ed Rendell wants Congress to give Pennsylvania and other states the ability to establish tolls along highways. Interstate 80 which runs through the northern half of the state has heavy out-of-state traffic. This leads to people with no familiarity [...]
Tolls on I-80 denied – The CollegianU.S. rejects Pa.’s request for I-80 tolls – The InkyU.S. says no to Interstate 80 tolls – Post-GazetteLawmakers seek plan to fix roads – CDTThere will not be tolls along I-80 in Pennsylvania as proposed, the Federal Transportation Administrator blocked it.
I was all ready to call Pennsylvania the “tollbooth [...]
SAN FRANCISCO — I can now say that I have been at both ends of Interstate 80. We jumped on it from US 101 at its western terminus for our brief jaunt to Treasure Island. I have been to the eastern terminus at I-95 in New Jersey several times. By the way, I think the [...]
SAN FRANCISCO — In all but about two cities, a bridge like the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge would be the signature crossing. The towers have an attractive design with x-shaped trusses. The cables are lit up at night too. Even more impressive is that the Bay Bridge is really two consecutive suspension bridges end-to-end with [...]
Toll war building strength – CDTLast week the CDT had the latest on Pennsylvania’s I-80 tolls fiasco.
The latest twist is that state senator Scott Conklin announced that he wants to provide a $500 tax break for Pennsylvanians who regularly travel on the road. I wonder if that would be Constitutional.
I have to give credit to [...]
State takes first steps for tolls on I-80 – Post-GazetteThis is actually news from a few days ago. I hope the FHWA will say something along the lines “you got more gas tax money than any other state for years during the Bud Shuster era and now you want to add tolls without studying alternatives [...]
I got an email from Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association about a protest against tolling I-80 being held in Harrisburg on Monday. U.S. Rep. John Peterson will be there. I still think he is doing the right thing for the wrong reasons though.
Legislation to stop I-80 tolls gaining support – CDTBacklash against tolling I-80 is gaining speed politically at the federal and state levels.
U.S. Rep. John Peterson, R-Plesantville, a fierce opponent of the I-80 toll plan, submitted legislation this week as a companion to Texas Republican U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s measure, which she introduced to prohibit [...]
There is a lot of backlash to the legislation to add tolls to Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania.
The legislators in and around State College suddenly went NIMBY voted against the plan because it had the possibility of tolls in their area.
This week in the U.S. House, Rep. John Peterson, R-Pleasantville, and Rep. Phil English, R-Erie added [...]