James Sikorski, Pennsylvania advocate for the National Motorists Association, said tolls can have a variety of negative side effects.
“Tolling is basically another tax. This may lead to people trying to find alternative routes to avoid the toll road. Drivers are less likely to spend money on other things if they have to come up with money for tolls,” Sikorski said. “There would be much more road funding available, too, if the gas tax revenue was not being diverted to mass transit and the state police.”