Dush Urges Public Comment on Tolling Plan During PENNDOT Forum

(HARRISBURG) – Senator Cris Dush (R-25) urged area residents to make their voices heard during a PENNDOT telephone town hall about plans to toll nine bridges on Pennsylvania interstate highways – including the I-80 North Fork Bridges Project in Jefferson County.

“I continue to be strongly opposed the tolling plan,” Senator Dush said. “That’s a tremendous tax increase to our community and our employers. It is an astounding unilateral – not done by their representatives but by a board with no real accountability.”

The town hall is set for 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 25. There are three ways to join the town hall:

In addition to the telephone town hall, PENNDOT is accepting comments:

  • Online at: penndot.gov/funding, click on “virtual public meeting” and scroll to the bottom of the page to access the comment section. The public comment period for this virtual meeting closes on June 1;
  • Through e-mail at: PennDOTPathways@pa.gov; and
  • By phone at: (717) 325-6129.

On February 18, PENNDOT unveiled a plan to toll nine bridges. The proposed toll would be $1 to $2 for passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles would pay a higher toll based on number of axles. Last month, Senator Dush also supported Senate Bill 382 that reforms the Public-Private Transportation Partnership (P3) statute, and voids the PennDOT Pathways Major Bridge P3 Initiative.


Contact:  Zach Ankeny

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