ATFI Statement: Pennsylvania’s “Major Bridges P3” Program

In response to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s Public-Private Transportation Partnership (P3) Board passing the “Major Bridges P3” program to toll bridges across the commonwealth, the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates issued the following statement which can be attributed to Communications Director Stephanie Kane:

“A public-private partnership (P3) for bridgework is shorthand for more tolls in the Keystone State. Drivers will pay more for a P3 bridge than it cost to rebuild because the private partner must make a profit for its investors, and there are enormous administrative costs associated with tolling operations. With tolling contracts for 30 years and longer along important thoroughfares, costs for shipping goods and services increase, inevitably leading to higher prices for consumers. Tolling bridges is a bad deal for Pennsylvania drivers, and we hope state leadership will abandon going down this ill-advised path.”

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