Pennsylvania drivers face prospect of added bridge tolls–State Truckers Association Angry

Truckers who travel through Pennsylvania are waiting to see what bridges could soon have tolls on them following a decision by a state authority to allow the fees as part of a public-private partnership.

The authority that regulates public-private partnerships in Pennsylvania recently authorized the state’s Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to study implementing tolls on various bridges throughout the state, with the revenue from the tolls to be used for maintenance of the tolled bridges or with excess going to maintain other tolls. The program has been dubbed the Major Bridge P3, P3 being the abbreviation for a public-private partnership.

But the move has left the head of the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association (PMTA) angry.