Friday, July 3, 2015

Tolls for I-95, 422, Schuylkill Expressway?

From the 1790s until World War I, major roads were privately-run and financed by tolled. Harrisburg is thinking about "public-private partnerships" that could charge tolls to pay for road expansion and bridge repairs.

Tolls for I-95, 422, Schuylkill Expressway?

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PA roads need work, the government is broke, contractors are hungry, investors are looking for deals. So Harrisburg is weighing "public-private partnerships" that may charge electronic surveillance-based tolls to finance road expansions and bridge repairs. More in my PhillyDeals column in today's Inquirer here.

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