Another Newspaper Backs Toll Enforcement Legislation for PA Turnpike

The Times-Tribune (Scranton) editorial board supports recommendations in an audit of the PA Turnpike released by state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale. The audit focused on, among other things, the Turnpike’s mounting debt, which is due largely to transfers to PennDOT and the fact that the agency needs stronger toll enforcement legislation. “[T]he Legislature needs to take the bigger steps, further mitigating the toll increases by ending the borrowing mandate and giving the commission the tools it needs to enforce tolls,” the editors contend.