Robinson: Bridge Tolling Lawsuit Hearing Held Today

ALLEGHENY – The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania today conducted a hearing regarding a lawsuit filed by Bridgeville Borough and South Fayette and Collier townships and Bridgeville Borough against the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) to halt plans to toll nine bridges throughout the state, including the I-79 bridge in Bridgeville, according to Sen. Devlin Robinson (R-37).

“From the beginning, members of the General Assembly and local officials in the Commonwealth have opposed PennDOT’s bridge tolling plan, which is nothing but a tax and financial burden for hardworking Pennsylvanians and their communities,” said Robinson. “I commend the community leaders in Bridgeville, Collier and South Fayette and am pleased to see them have their day in court. I remain hopeful that the result of the today’s hearing will be in their favor.”

Robinson has been a vocal opponent of the P3 tolling plan, which PennDOT authorized without providing details or seeking approval from the General Assembly. He co-sponsored Senate Bill 382, which reforms the P3 statute and voids PennDOT’s plan. In November 2021, the three municipalities filed suit.

The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania is expected to rule in the coming weeks.

 

CONTACT: Elizabeth Weitzel