HARRISBURG PA – A proposal to bring tolls to U.S. Route 422 between King of Prussia and Reading was unveiled Monday (June 6, 2011) before Gov. Tom Corbett’s Transportation Funding Advisory Commission and, possibly to the consternation of local opponents, won praise from several public officials, The Pennsylvania Independent online news service reported.
“This is a model for tolling. This is definitely state of the art,” Commission Chairman and state Secretary of Transportation Barry Schoch told his colleagues. No commission member voiced opposition to the 422 proposal, The Independent noted.
“The 42-member commission in August is expected to provide Corbett with funding proposals for the state’s decaying transportation infrastructure, which the state has said requires an additional $3.5 billion annually to be restored and maintained,” The Independent said. The 422 tolling plan was presented as an idea that could be enabled statewide, so other local governments could do similar projects.
- Read an article by reporter Jim Panyard, titled “422 tolling plan gets no opposition from transportation commission” and published Monday by The Independent, here.
- See an Adobe Acrobat document that is a copy of the slide show presented to commission members. It was released Monday at the 422Plus Project website.
Related (to U.S. Route 422 Corridor planning):
- 422 Toll Proposal Wins Some PA Commission Backers
- Exec Highway Group To Hear Rt. 422 Tolling As ‘Model’
- 422 Questions Answered, For Your Viewing Pleasure
- In 422 Tolling, Planners Say, Studying Doesn’t Make It So
- Former Reporter Asks Commissioners To Support 422 Tolls
- Online Survey Seeks Opinions On Local Road Congestion
- 422 Plus Project Plays Offense With FAQs Debut
- Peering Into The Future? Gov’s Bridge Proposal And 422
- Another Township Endorses 422 Master Plan
- Neighboring Limerick Supervisors Endorse 422 Master Plan
- Understand 422 Plan Endorsement, Lower Pottsgrove Advised
- Lower Pottsgrove Holds On 422 Plan Endorsement
- Engineers Claim PA Roads Worse Now Than In 2006
- Tuesday Session Tackles Funding For 422 And Elsewhere
- Tolls, Lower Pottsgrove Station Part Of 422 Plan
- Pending Decision May Affect Route 422 Projects
- Last Day For Your Say On Route 422 Plan
- Notebook Worthy (Aug. 24, 2009)
- Consultants Express Interest In Studying 422
- Don’t Like 422 Tolling? Website Wants Your Alternative
- Truckers Alerted On Highway Partnerships Bill
- In 422 Debate, Time A Hindrance And Help
- Notebook Worthy (June 29, 2009)
- Growth, Planners Say, Is 422’s Growing Problem
- Tech Used To Draw For 422 Meetings
- Route 422 Toll Meetings Next Week
- 422 Repairs, Delays Start Tuesday
- 422 Proposal, Like Traffic, Creeps Ahead
- Got A Route 422 Idea? Time To Air It
- Train Service On The Front Burner Once More
Photo from The Independent