“I strongly oppose the tolling plan and we’ve heard from a substantial number of citizens who also believe PennDOT should reevaluate the use of its current resources instead of imposing what in essence is just another tax on motorists,” Senator Hutchinson.
January 25, 2022 – Senator Scott Hutchinson comments on the proposal to toll some PA Bridges.
January 18, 2022 – Senator Scott Hutchinson comments on the proposal to toll some PA Bridges.
In February, the Wolf Administration and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation unveiled the Pennsylvania Public-Private Partnership (P3) Board’s approval of the Major Bridge P3 initiative that looks to toll nine bridges across the Commonwealth.
This session, Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, introduced Senate Bill 382, that I have co-sponsored, which would require the Pennsylvania P3 Board to develop a detailed analysis of any proposed transportation project prior to approval.
Senate Bill 382 would void the current proposal by the Pennsylvania P3 Board and prescribe a more open and transparent process for future projects. Any future P3 project that involves a user fee would require legislative approval upon its passage. Together, let’s work to Stop the Tolls!