Two public meetings remain in the current round of meetings aimed at informing the public about the tolling of Interstate 80 in Pennsylvania.
Several hundred people attended the first six meetings held by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in I-80 counties. Two meetings remain with transportation officials promising more in 2008.
Many of the people attending the first round of meetings have had comments or criticisms against tolling the interstate, various news sources reported.
Earlier this fall, the turnpike commission signed a 50-year agreement to lease I-80 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
The meetings are scheduled to be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at each location, conducted in an open-house format. The public can view informational materials and discuss the proposal one-on-one with project staff. Formal presentations by transportation officials are scheduled at 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at each meeting.
Remaining dates and locations are as follows:
- Monday, Nov. 19, Notre Dame High School, 60 Spagenburg Ave., East Stroudsburg, PA
- Monday, Nov. 19, Grove City College, 100 Campus Drive, Grove City, PA
Display materials from the public meetings are available online at www.paturnpike.com/I80 from Nov. 7 through Nov. 20.
People wishing to comment in writing can send comments to:
Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
c/o Joe Hlivia McCormick Taylor, Inc.
101 Innovation Boulevard Suite 206
State College, PA 16803
– By David Tanner, staff writer