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Coalition to Stop Interstate Bridge Tolling Holds Rally

The No P3 Bridge Tolls Coalition held a rally on Wednesday, June 8 on the front steps of the State Capitol Complex in Harrisburg to call on the Wolf Administration and PennDOT to scrap the tolling proposal and work with organizations and stakeholders to find sustainable and equitable long-term solutions to funding Pennsylvania’s infrastructure needs. While a Commonwealth Court Judge has issued a temporary injunction on the process, PennDOT has appealed. The rally included remarks from state legislators, county officials, statewide business organizations, local chambers, and economic development entities who oppose Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s P3 Major Bridge Tolling Initiative.

The following individuals spoke at the rally:

Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr., Chair, Senate Transportation Committee
Sen. Scott Hutchinson, Chair, Senate Finance Committee
Sen. Devlin Robinson, Vice Chair, Senate Law & Justice Committee
Sen. Lisa Baker, Vice Chair, Senate Labor & Industry Committee
Rep. Donna Oberlander, House Majority Whip
Rep. Sheryl Delozier, Chair, House Children & Youth Committee
Rep. Doyle Heffley, House Transportation Committee
Cumberland County Commissioner Jean Foschi
Cumberland County Commissioner Vince DiFilippo
Rebecca Oyler, President & CEO, Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association
Greg Moreland, Pennsylvania State Director, National Federation of Independent Businesses
Katherine Hetherington Cunfer, Greater Reading Chamber Alliance
John Stroup, former Mayor of Clarion
John Zurgarek, White Haven Borough Council

Video from the event is available on Facebook. (link to: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3302906893319226 )

The Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce is a member of the No P3 Bridge Tolls Coalition and offered comments at a recent public hearing related to the Nescopeck Creek Bridges in lower Luzerne County.