Nov. 16, 2021
HARRISBURG – The House today sent to the Senate for concurrence with an amendment authored by state Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) that would pull back the current attempt to place tolls on nine interstate bridges across Pennsylvania, including the John Harris (South) Bridge over the Susquehanna River.
“Senate Bill 382
, authored by Sen. Wayne Langerholc (R-35), is a companion bill to my House Bill 920
,” Delozier said. “The legislation would reform the Public-Private Transportation Partnership (P3) statute by making improvements that would increase transparency and clarify the General Assembly’s a voice in the process.”
“PennDOT knew what it was doing when it announced the selected bridges to be tolled after expiration of the current allotted time period in which the General Assembly could pass a resolution of disapproval,” added Delozier. “Senate Bill 382 would prevent that from happening again, in addition to requiring PennDOT to create a detailed analysis of all P3 proposals to include exact locations and cost estimates, as well as social, economic and environmental impacts before a P3 Board to approve.
“The P3 Board should not be allowed to implement tax or fees independent of the legislative process. We are all elected to represent our area and know the impacts to our communities, businesses and local economy. By the way this transpired, we did not have a voice and neither did our constituents.”
88th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives