PA Newspaper Raises a Red Flag over “Pick-Pocketing” of Pennsylvania Drivers, Cites Ruling that Using NY Thruway Tolls for Canals is Unconstitutional

The Daily Item (Sunbury) editorial board looks at the potential fallout from a recent federal judge’s ruling that diverting tolls from the New York State Thruway Authority to maintain upstate canals is unconstitutional. The editors contend, “The ruling should lead to a change in Pennsylvania, where the . . . Turnpike Commission annually pays $450 million to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, monies used to fund public transportation in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.” [Editor’s note: The payments actually fund mass transit across the entire state.]