10 Blog Posts From the PENNSYLVANIA Tag


Pennsylvania Goes Tollistic

Pennsylvania Goes Tollistic

Editor’s Note: After we posted this Tolling in America Blog, Car and Driver posted an article with a headline question: Can You Name the World’s Most Expensive Toll Road? and guess what? It is the great state of Pennsylvania!    Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation decided this month to place tolls on nine bridges located on […]

Are State DOT Rockfall Projects Money Pits?: NMA E-Newsletter #630

Are State DOT Rockfall Projects Money Pits?: NMA E-Newsletter #630

Have you ever wondered how much it costs to mitigate rockfalls on state highways and interstates? The bigger question, perhaps, is the expense worth it? Late last year, NorthJersey.com posted an interesting article about rockfall project expenses in the state. Even though they did not come out and say it, it seems some rockfall projects […]

E-ZPass is Anything But: NMA E-Newsletter #528

E-ZPass is Anything But: NMA E-Newsletter #528

Abuses by tolling authorities continue to mount. The lawsuit filed last year in U.S. District Court by Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the NMA against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for collecting inflated tolls to pay for projects unrelated to the operation and maintenance of the Turnpike continues under the purview of a federal judge. She […]

Bleeding revenue in Pennsylvania

A police lobbyist in Pennsylvania complained recently, “All the work we’d done was eviscerated.” The work he did was gathering support for a bill allowing local police to use radar. The evisceration was an amendment requiring radar to be used for safety rather than revenue. Bills to let local departments use radar are a perennial […]

Road User Fees May Be Necessary (But Reasonable is a Different Matter): NMA E-Newsletter #483

Road User Fees May Be Necessary (But Reasonable is a Different Matter): NMA E-Newsletter #483

A basic principle held by the National Motorists Association is, “Reasonable highway user fees [are] for maintaining and improving highways, not for financing non-highway projects.” (See the other main NMA tenets here.) The recent class action lawsuit the NMA filed with truckers’ association OOIDA against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for many years of excessive tolling […]

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