PennDOT is continuing to move forward with its proposal to toll nine interstate bridges through its Major Bridge P3 Initiative despite pushback in local communities, the state legislature, and the courts.
Though they haven’t specified the exact toll for trucks crossing these bridges (or even how they plan to define “truck”), it's anticipated that a toll on a single bridge will add $5000 per year to the cost of each truck crossing twice a day.
PMTA has fought the bridge tolling initiative ever since it was first proposed in late 2020, arguing that the disproportionate impact on the trucks will hurt the trucking industry, local businesses, and Pennsylvania’s economic competitiveness (see details of PMTA’s activities ).
Over the past few months, several events have occurred on which PMTA wishes to update its members.
PMTA strongly encourages its members to take part in this public comment process. Now is the time to convey the impact of bridge tolling on your business, on Pennsylvania’s trucking industry, and on economy! You may do so in one of three ways:
Please see the below list of bridge projects, along with public meetings scheduled, comment periods, and other information. Click on the project name link to see the project information page.
It is very important during this process to state clearly the impact you believe tolling these bridges at an estimated $10-12 per crossing will have on your business. Please state the cost increases you will be forced to deal with, how this will affect your competitiveness with other companies, and how you think tolling will affect your local community. Specific comments are always more effective than general comments.
If you’d like some ideas about how to frame your comments or testimony please see the information on PMTA’s website, including several previous testimonies provided by the association. You may also contact PMTA for assistance.
PennDOT Major Bridge P3 Initiative Proposed Bridges to Be Tolled – Public Comment
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I-81 Susquehanna River Susquehanna County
I-80 Nescopeck Creek
Thurs, May 12, 2022, 3:30 pm – 7 pm
Nescopeck Township Social Hall, 510 Zenith Rd, Nescopeck
I-78 Lenhartsville Bridge Berks County
May 19, 2022, 3:30 - 7 pm
I-80 Lehigh River Carbon/Luzerne Counties
May 18, 2022, 3:30 - 7 pm
I-95 Girard Point Bridge Philadelphia
I-83 South Bridge Dauphin/Cumberland Counties
Wed, May 25, 2022, 3:30 - 6:30 pm
Thurs, May 26, 2022, 3:30-6:30 pm
Penn Harris Hotel
Hilton Garden Inn - Harrisburg East
I-80 Canoe Creek
Wed, May 4, 2022, 3:30 pm – 7 pm
Wolf’s Den Banquet & Conference Facility, 291 Timerwolf Run, Knox, PA
Tues, May 3, 2022, 3:30 pm – 7 pm
Chateau d’Argy, 345 Main St., Brookville, PA
I-79 Bridgeville Interchange Allegheny County
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