Retired Transportation Reporter Rips Lawmakers for “Feeding Off” the PA Turnpike

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette publishes a letter from Joe Grata, the newspaper’s well-known and retired (but still paying attention) transportation writer, who takes on former Governor Ed Rendell and state lawmakers for “feeding off of Pennsylvania Turnpike revenues” for public transit funds. Grata reminds readers, “When the turnpike borrowed money for its first payment to PennDOT under the then new law, I wrote in my Nov. 16, 2008, “Getting Around” column in the PG about how things are done in Harrisburg: ‘Live for today, let somebody else put the screws to taxpayers tomorrow — plus interest!’”