Tolls on I-80 deniedThe Collegian
U.S. rejects Pa.’s request for I-80 tollsThe Inky
U.S. says no to Interstate 80 tollsPost-Gazette
Lawmakers seek plan to fix roadsCDT
There 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 state” too.

Now, it seems likely that the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be privatized which still does not make much sense over the long term to me. Once again, as Jay Hancock suggested, this is a “pernicious national trend: transforming public utilities into private monopolies.”

Adding onto the gas tax probably makes the most sense to cover funding shortfalls, but I doubt enough people have the political courage to make that decision.

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Author: WFY

Yet another Washingtonian pushing the ubiquitous Nats/DC sports, Penn State, commuting, bicycling, kayaking, broomball, skiing, gin & tonic agenda.

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