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Feds reject tolls on I-80 in Pa.



Published: Tue, April 6, 2010 @ 3:30 p.m.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Two top state lawmakers say the federal government is rejecting Pennsylvania’s application to turn Interstate 80 into a toll highway.

House Transportation Committee Chairman Joe Markosek and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jake Corman said today the decision slashes $450 million-plus per year from state funding for highways, bridges and mass transit systems.

Gov. Ed Rendell is expected to discuss the matter during a late-afternoon news conference, but his office has not commented on the decision yet.

Without money from tolling, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has said it could continue borrowing the money for three more years as it currently does.


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1NilesOhio(766 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

Thank goodness! The last thing we need is for PA to have more toll roads.

Now if they could get the existing I-76 turnpike back to the way it was instead of having to pay $4 to go just one exit to get to I-376 in PA, things would be even better.

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2greyhorse(36 comments)posted 4 years, 8 months ago

Thats a nice idea hope4thevalley but thats not the way it works. It costs a loaded semi (carrying goods that everyone uses) almost 200 dollars from Ohio to Philly in tolls ONE WAY. The trucking companies dont pay for that- consumers pay for it at the store everytime they buy anything. Can you imagine how much money they collect every single day and still cry they dont have any money? No more tolls!

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