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Stop Penalizing Turnpike Travelers

April 14, 2019 GMT

Editor: Sen. Kim Ward, R-39, Westmoreland County, is moving the right direction in finding an alternative for the $800 million payments given to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation by the state Turnpike Commission. Under the system in place now, the turnpike will pay billions to PennDOT. That comes from turnpike revenues. This places an unusual financial burden on the turnpike that must be paid in tolls. This practice must be stopped immediately and stop penalizing turnpike travelers. Robert “Doc” Phillips KINGSTON