Don’t take my word for it:
A study done for state House Democrats has concluded that it is unwise to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike to a private operator, as Gov. Rendell hopes to do.
Instead, the study supported the legislature’s move to keep the Turnpike Commission, raise tolls on the turnpike, and introduce tolls on I-80.
The study, by three experts from Pennsylvania State and Harvard Universities, is to be formally released today in Harrisburg.
How stupid is that? Obviously they didn’t talk to the Penn State professor from the previous post…
The jerks even stole my title:
The House Democratic study, “For Whom the Road Tolls: Corporate Asset or Public Good,” was written by Gary J. Gray, a visiting finance professor at Penn State; Patrick J. Cusatis, an assistant finance professor at Penn State-Harrisburg, and John H. Foote, a senior fellow in Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
…although the truth is that others thought of it before me, damnit. I thought I was clever and first.
LancasterOnline.com: Turnpike CEO fights for I-80 toll plan
The Times-Tribune: Leased turnpike tolls may increase
Proof they counted chickens before they hatched:
Public Radio Capitol News: Funding for PA roads and bridges threatened
And some wisdom in the madness:
Pocono Record: Letter to the Editor: Oppose plan to toll Interstate 80
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