PA Lawmaker Believes Turnpike’s Transit Subsidy Payments Are Subject to Legal Challenge

The Daily American (subscription required) reports, “A portion of the tolls paid at Somerset’s Pennsylvania Turnpike booth funds mass transit in Philadelphia. In fact, about $450 million a year in turnpike toll money goes toward transit projects across the state. It’s a spending plan that State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar, R-Somerset Township, finds intolerable. He believes a New York lawsuit may set precedent to repeal the plan and keep more of the turnpike’s estimated $1.1 billion in yearly revenue under turnpike control.” [Link added.]