State Senate panel approves bill changing bridge tolling process

By: Robert Swift

HARRISBURG — A Senate committee on Wednesday approved a newly introduced bill to require legislative approval for the state Transportation Department’s plans to toll major bridges.

The Transportation Committee voted 9-4 on a party line vote (Republicans in support, Democrats opposing) to approve Senate Bill 382 requiring legislative approval of projects involving a user fee under the Public-Private Transportation Partnership Program (P3).

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