PennDOT makes bridge toll pitch

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation officials came before state lawmakers to explain their plans to toll bridges and faced tough questions from a local legislator.

Transportation Secretary Yassmin Gramian headlined a House Transportation Committee hearing on PennDOT’s major bridge tolling proposal last Friday. A dozen other speakers who appeared at the hearing expressed opposition to the tolling plans.

“We hope we can course correct and reshape some of the PennDOT Pathways Initiative,” said Rep. Tim Hennessey, R-Chester/Montgomery, the chairman of the House Transportation Committee.