Pennsylvania Truckers Oppose Tolls on Nine Interstate Bridges

Pennsylvania From left: Oyler, former Interim President Joe Butzer and Chairman Mark Giuffre testify at a past hearing. (PMTA)

The Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association is raising alarm about the possible costs to motor carriers of a tolling proposal from the state’s Department of Transportation to pay for upgrades to as many as nine highway bridges.

Noël Fletcher | Staff Reporter
May 3, 2022

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March 1, 2022
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

States Raise Tolls in Response to Budget Issues

Turnpike A truck travels on the express toll lanes on the New Jersey Turnpike. (New Jersey Turnpike Authority via Facebook)

In an effort to avert financial shortfalls for highway programs due to the coronavirus pandemic, a number of states have raised their tolls for cars and trucks, effective Jan. 1.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 6, 2022

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April 1, 2021
Government, Business, TCA

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Wants to Pump Brakes on Bridge Toll Plan

The I-80 Canoe Creek Bridge in Clarion County, Pennsylvania The I-80 Canoe Creek Bridge in Clarion County, one of nine bridges Pennsylvania has targeted for tolling. (PennDOT)

A lawmaker wants to apply the brakes to a proposal to toll nine bridges across Pennsylvania — and come up with a broader plan for financing the state’s transportation needs.

Jan Murphy |
March 11, 2021
Government, Business, Safety, TCA

Pennsylvania Trucking Industry Opposes State DOT’s Bridge Tolling Plan

Pennsylvania bridges PennDOT

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has released a list of bridges that are being considered for tolling, a practice the state’s trucking community has bristled against. 

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 19, 2021
Government, Business

Comments to Oregon DOT Reveal Concerns Over I-205 Tolls

I-5 Portland, Ore Downtown Portland, Ore., is visible under the Interstate-5 Marquam Bridge on the Willamette River. (Don Ryan/AP)

As part of its study on the potential of tolls in the Portland area, the Oregon Department of Transportation will consider 4,644 public comments, the majority of which express opposition to the tolls.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 8, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Higher N.J. Tolls Pitched to Pay for Turnpike, Parkway Projects

NJ Turnpike toll Vehicles line up at the New Jersey Turnpike toll booth in Carlstadt, N.J. (Julio Cortez/AP)

New Jersey is pushing for higher passenger-vehicle tolls this year — and regular increases in the future — to pay for improvements to its Turnpike and Garden State Parkway.

Elise Young | Bloomberg News
March 10, 2020
Government, Business

Toll Rates Increase on Pennsylvania Turnpike, New York-New Jersey Crossings

Pennsylvania Turnpike entrance in Breezewood, Pa. An entrance to the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Breezewood, Pa. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission instituted a 6% toll rate increase on the route. (Wikicommons)

Tolls rates recently have increased on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and the crossings that link New Jersey and New York City.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 7, 2020
Government, Business

Connecticut House Democrats Propose Trucks-Only Tolls for Transportation Funding

Roads near East Hartford, Conn. Highways near East Hartford, Conn. (Getty Images)

Leading Democratic lawmakers in the Connecticut House of Representatives have responded to Gov. Ned Lamont’s transportation investment plan with a proposal to toll only trucks.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 22, 2019