Need to have credits for Susquehanna Valley Thruway Noted
(HARRISBURG) – – The Senate of Pennsylvania today unanimously passed a resolution calling on the United States Congress to reauthorize toll credits as part of any new Surface Transportation Act. The resolution noted that several Pennsylvania road projects, including the proposed Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway (CSVT), are dependent upon toll credits, according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27). Senator Gordner co-sponsored the resolution authored by Senator John Wozniak (D-Cambria) and included the language relating to the CSVT.
“Toll credits are matching federal funds earned by states that improve toll roads within their borders and have been a part of virtually every Surface Transportation Act,” said Senator Gordner. “With the recent addition of the CSVT to the Appalachian Development Highway System, toll credits will provide important funding to move this proposed project to reality.”
Senator Gordner noted that the current version of the Surface Transportation Act does not contain the toll credits provision.
“While this issue has strong support among the Pennsylvania Congressional delegation, the unanimous passage of this resolution may help show other members of Congress the importance of toll credits.”
Senate Resolution 57 is being transmitted to Speaker of the House John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and members of the Pennsylvania delegation.