A study on the impact of tolling I-80 in Pennsylvania by Grove City College economist Tracy Miller highlights several flawsin the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s plan to toll the interstateunder Act 44.
Among the things the study notes are that tolling of I-80 would result in a large number of trucks diverting to roads like US 422 and 22, which are not designed for long-distance hauling.
You would think that with the global warming and such enlightened Democratic leaders would not be pushing for things that would create snarls and increase CO2 emissions. Why would they?? Oh that’s right, state jobs. Patronage will trump a crisis each and every time with Ed Rendell.