Is chaos ahead for transportation funding in Pa.? | Opinion (NMA mention)

A nasty storm could be brewing for Pennsylvania’s transportation funding regimen, says a scholar at the Allegheny Institute for Public Policy. And it’s all been fueled by dubious state legislation that long has milked the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) for millions of dollars to, in contravention of federal law, help pay for non-Turnpike projects. The result has been a public policy mess – ever-rising turnpike tolls and intractable debt, a predictable cooling in utilization and a lawsuit (by the Owner Operator Independent Driver Association and the National Motorists Association), that if successful, would throw transportation funding in the commonwealth into chaos…