Your Pennsylvania Tax Dollars At Work!

Apparently, this is the best canned music your tax dollars can buy while you wait to connect to an E-ZPass Customer Service Representative. This so rates speakerphone! Only in Pennsylvania.

Push For Tolls On Interstate 80 Accelerates

PennDot and the PA Turnpike Commission have sent additional material to the Federal Highway Administration in an attempt to push through a proposal to make Interstate 80 a toll road throughout the Commonwealth.

PennDot would lease Interstate 80 to the Turnpike Commission who would operate the toll administration.

This idea is being vociferously opposed by PA residents along Interstate 80 (this idea is getting about the same enthusiatic support as turning US 422 into a toll road in our neck of the woods).

I guess Interstate 80 will be another road to avoid if tolls are added.  Between the price of gas and the astronomical tolls it makes traveling very expensive.  When I travel to Harrisburg, it would cost me the same amount for gas as it would for tolls if I were to use the turnpike.  Taking the turnpike doubles the cost of each trip!  I take alternate routes!

I thought that’s what all these gasoline taxes were for??? Silly me!