Ed’s Plan for I-80 Foiled

We’ve covered on here in the past Ed Rendell’s plan to toll I-80 across the top of the state. The feds have ruled the plan violates federal law and have invalidated it. I guess he’s going to have to find another way to funnel money into Philadelphia’s crappy public transit system.

7 Responses to “Ed’s Plan for I-80 Foiled”

  1. PeterT says:

    If the toll is illegal, how is it that Maryland gets to charge a toll on portions of I-95 that run through the state?

  2. PeterT says:

    Ah, went back and reread the source article. It appears to be legal if the state only spends the tolls on that specific highway….

  3. Bram says:

    I don’t suppose cutting costs has occurred to Easy Ed (or any other Democrat ever).

  4. sterling archer says:

    “I don’t suppose cutting costs has occurred to Easy Ed (or any other Democrat ever).”

    No it hasn’t. Your average Democratic politician has never worked a day of their lives in the private sector or meeting payroll. They wouldn’t know how to cut costs because they are totally beholden to the unions. How much state money did Rendell give to Septa to end their most recent strike?. I never thought of Rendell as the governor of PA. As far as I’m concerned he is still the mayor of philly. He never caught on that there was more to PA than the cesspool of Philadelphia.

  5. Martin E says:

    Yeah, 276/476 area just above Philadelphia is a cluster right now, and will be for the next 6 or more months while they tear it up…This is what we pay taxes for, right?

  6. Ian Argent says:

    It’s DE that tolls their chunk of I-95. MD tolls a bridge over the susquehannah and the harbor tunnels.

  7. Wyatt Earp says:

    Scumbag cannot be out of office soon enough.