Sen. Laughlin: Senate Passes Legislation to Prevent Bridge Tolling

HARRISBURG – Legislation halting the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) from imposing new tolls on nine interstate bridges throughout the state was passed today by the Senate, according to Sen. Dan Laughlin (R-49).

Senate Bill 382 reaffirms a Commonwealth Court decision that invalidated the authority PennDOT improperly assumed to enact tolling and will prevent future administrations from appealing the ruling.

The measure reforms the Public-Private Transportation Partnership statute and voids PennDOT’s overreaching plan, providing more transparency and maintaining checks and balances. If implemented, the bridge tolling initiative would have cost the average commuter an additional $1,000 per year – a de facto tax that was moved through the process without legislative input or approval.

This bill halts PennDOT’s tolling of the following bridges:


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