PA Congressmember Guy Reschenthaler proposes blocking federal funding to PennDOT if it adds tolls to federal roads and bridges

U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Peters, wants to block the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation from accessing federal funding if it moves ahead with its plans to charge tolls to fund the replacement of nine bridges across the state.

Mr. Reschenthaler proposed an amendment to the annual transportation funding bill Friday to prohibit PennDOT from accessing federal dollars if it imposes additional tolls on existing roadways or bridges on the federal highway system.

All nine bridges PennDOT slated to be tolled — including the double span carrying Interstate 79 over Route 50 near Bridgeville — are federal highways.