EXCLUSIVE: LaHood still mum on I-80 tolls

By David Tanner, Land Line associate editor | Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 – Mum is still the word on whether Pennsylvania will be allowed to convert I-80 into a toll road.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has confirmed directly to Land Line that his department is not yet ready to make an announcement.

Photo by David Tanner/Land Line Magazine

“Not this week, no,” LaHood told Land Line following a public event in Kansas City, MO, where LaHood was promoting stimulus grants for transportation.

LaHood was in town to announce a $50 million grant to Kansas City for transit upgrades as part of the next phase of spending from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Following the formal event, the secretary took a moment to discuss matters like Toyota recalls and the unemployment rate before departing for his next whistle stop. See related story.

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