The bell tolls no more.
In a move that would derail the much touted state deal to pump about $950 million into Pennsylvania’s highways, bridges and mass transit, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure that would block tolling of Interstate 80.
The measure introduced by U.S. Reps. John Peterson, R-State College, and Phil English, R-Erie, would prevent federal money from being used to establish or collect tolls on the highway that runs across the state’s northern tier.
The toll deal was part of the plan brokered between Gov. Ed Rendell and state legislators as part of the agreement a week ago to pass a state budget.
Heh. It’s not like they weren’t warned.