Judge permanently blocks PennDOT's major bridge tolling plan

PennDOT’s $2.2 billion plan to create new tolls on nine interstate bridges to fund their repair and long-term maintenance was permanently blocked by a Commonwealth Court panel on Thursday. The controversial plan supported by Gov. Tom Wolf faced strong opposition from communities and lawmakers who argued that it lacked sufficient oversight and authority to choose bridges without involving local governments and constituents. The Girard Point Bridge in South Philadelphia, which runs over I-95, was among the nine candidate bridges in the initiative.

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