Stop the Tolls

In February, the Wolf Administration and PennDOT announced nine bridge projects across the state are being considered as part of the department’s new Pathways Major Bridge P3 Initiative. Those bridges include:

  •   I-78′s Lenhartsville Bridge in Berks County.
  •   I-79′s bridges over State Route 50 in Allegheny County.
  •   I-80′s bridge across Canoe Creek in Clarion County.
  •   I-80′s bridge across Nescopeck Creek in Luzerne County.
  •   I-80′s bridge across North Fork in Jefferson County.
  •   I-80′s bridge across the Lehigh River, near Wilkes-Barre.
  •   I-81 over the Susquehanna River in northern Pennsylvania.
  •   I-83′s South Bridge across the Susquehanna River, a mile from the state Capitol.
  •   Girard Point Bridge in Philadelphia.

These bridge replacements – located on interstates throughout Pennsylvania -- will be paid for by $1 to $2 tolls every time a motorist uses the span, including during construction and for 30 more years! This would significantly add to the burden of the traveling public, which already pays the second-highest gasoline tax in the nation. At a time when our economy needs to be revived, the last thing government should be doing is raising the cost of transportation to families, businesses, nonprofits and emergency responders.

Tell Gov. Wolf to STOP THE TOLLS by signing the petition below.

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