Tuesday, May 26, 2009

'Freedom from Tolls Act' introduced in Congress

This doesn't bode well for Gov. Ed Rendell, who still wants to toll Interstate 80 before he leaves office but there's a movement in Congress to make it tougher to install tolls on highways.

The bill, introduced by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), would limit the spread of tolling on federal highways.

Senate Bill 1115 would prohibit states, private entities and private-public partnerships from adding tolls on existing federal highways, bridges or tunnels built with federal funding.

The measure is supported by American Trucking Associations.

ATA Supports Bill to Limit Spread of Tolling On National Highway System

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