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422 Toll Proposal Wins Some PA Commission Backers

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.

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Photo from The Independent

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