Rendell: Show me the money and I’ll pull plan for I-80 tolls

Morning Call Story on Governor Rendell’s announcement he would support a repeal of Act 44 if legislators found an alternative funding stream. A Turnpike lease remains at the center of his plans. And it looks like there is some support in the PA Senate, as Sen. Corman reiterated his support for leasing the Turnpike

Also check out a letter from Sens. Baker, Gordner, and Mary Jo White to the FHWA on tolling I-80. The US DOT has to approve the state’s plan to toll I-80, and there doesn’t seem to be any program that would allow them to do so, even if Congressman Peterson’s or Senator Hutchinson’s bills to ban tolls on existing freeways fail.