Help PMTA fight against Tolls in Pennsylvania
On November 12, 2020, PennDOT's Public-Private Partnership (P3) Board approved the Major Bridge P3 initiative that will institute tolls on certain interstate bridges across the commonwealth. You can read the full press release from PennDOT here.
PMTA believes that the trucking industry already pays its fair share to operate on the roadways in this state and adamantly opposes this decision from PennDOT and the P3 Board.
PMTA's Course of Action
On November 20, Senator Michele Brooks and Senator Scott E. Hutchinson issued a memo to the rest of the State Senate stating that they would be introducing a Concurrent Resolution to rescind the approval of the transportation projects adopted at the Nov. 12 P3 Board meeting. On Nov. 23, PMTA emailed all of it's members asking them to contact their representatives and let them know that they support the Concurrent Resolution to Rescind the P3 Board's Approval to Toll Bridges. PMTA encourages all impacted parties do the same and you can find out who your representatives are and how to reach them here.
On December 7, PMTA Interim President Joe Butzer sent this letter to every legislator in the Pennsylvania General Assembly voicing the Association's opposition to the decision to toll bridges and implored legislators to support the Concurrent Resolution proposed by Senators Brooks and Hutchinson.
On December 11, Butzer met with representatives of the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the Alliance for Toll Free Interstates (ATFI), PMTA's lobbyists Milliron & Goodman and other invested parties to discuss plans continue this fight against tolling. PMTA remains in constant communication with Milliron & Goodman and is committed to fight against this measure with every available resource.
The Association is only as strong as its members and it thanks those of you that are already members. For those of you that are not, sign up today and help us defeat bridge tolling in Pennsylvania.