Conservative Think Tank Argues It’s Time to Solve the PA Turnpike’s “Financial Mess”

The Delaware County Times publishes an op-ed by Lowman S. Henry, Chairman and CEO of the Lincoln Institute, who tackles the PA Turnpike’s mounting debt and toll rate increases, which are due largely to state law that mandates annual payments to PennDOT for transit projects. In addition to the debt, Henry writes, “The legislative mandate is also having another impact: The turnpike is reducing planned spending on maintenance, improvements, and expansion. An ambitious rebuilding plan that includes expansion of the turnpike to six lanes in many areas has already been reduced by $1 billion over the next ten years.”