The No P3 Bridge Tolls Coalition is a group of concerned local chambers, economic development entities, statewide business organizations, business leaders, community leaders, and citizens. They stand opposed to the tolling of nine PA bridges because of the effect it will have on local and statewide economy and to stop PennDOT from using this version of the P3 process from negatively impacting more communities in the future.
Why Should You Oppose the Tolls?
Traffic Congestion and Public Safety:
Vehicles that divert to avoid tolls will affect Main Street Businesses by creating more traffic with less parking which will deter customers and create rapid and costly deterioration of the roadways.
Increased Costs to Citizens and Businesses:
The cost per bridge toll is estimated to be $1-$4/car and $8-$12/truck and other large wheelbase vehicles including RVs. According to the PA Motor Truck Assoc., the cost to operate a truck in PA will increase by over $6,000 annually. These costs will be passed on to consumers, exacerbating an already inflated market.
Visit nop3bridgetolls.com to sign the Statewide Petition and Join the Coalition today!
This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s May 2022 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.