PennDOT says proposed interstate bridge tolls ‘not permanent’

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said last week proposed tolls for nine interstate bridges won’t be permanent.

PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian told the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday that the tolls will remain in effect for the length of the contract the state enters into with the private developer responsible for replacing and maintaining the structures as part of the agency’s Pathways Major Bridge P3 Initiative.