PA toll plan: $150 one-way toll for trucks?

| 8/3/2007

U.S. Congressman John Peterson, R-PA, says turnpike toll increases, recently approved by the state legislature, will mean that heavy trucks will pay nearly $148.75 for a one-way trip across the state – and that the toll would eventually increase to almost $200.

Peterson and fellow Republican Congressman Phil English of Pennsylvania are opponents of the toll increases, and of Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell’s plan to turn Interstate 80 into a toll road.

In a letter to Pennsylvania Turnpike Authority head Joseph Brimmeier, OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd Spencer called it “shameful” that Brimmeier denounced the two congressmen as “hypocritical” because they have introduced two bills that would block the plan to turn I-80 into a toll road.