Auditor General Says PA Pike is Right: Debt Is Unsustainable

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, “State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Wednesday [July 20] he concurs with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s concerns about the amount of debt the agency is carrying and the need for financial relief.” The report adds, ‘“I know for a fact they can’t keep raising tolls or borrowing money because people will quit using the turnpike,”’ Mr. DePasquale said Wednesday. ‘“If that happens, it will put a lot of that traffic on local roads that can’t handle it. Things have to change.”’