Mar 10, 2021
Lawmaker Calls For Halt On PennDOT Plan To Toll 9 Bridges
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Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Wayne Langerholc, R-Cambria, introduced a bill to require legislative authorization of any proposed transportation project with a user fee, even it is approved by a public-private transportation board lawmakers created in 2012.READ MORE: Pa. Lawmakers Unhappy Over Proposed Bridge Tolls Reminded Of 2012 Law That Made It Possible
The bill also aims to create a new process for informing lawmakers and the public about a proposed project that the state Department of Transportation brings to the Public-Private Transportation Partnership Board.
The board is composed of appointees of the governor and top lawmakers. In November, it authorized PennDOT to install electronic tolling gantries on bridges to finance their reconstruction, the first time it had approved toll projects.READ MORE: Truckers Push Back Against PennDOTs Plan To Toll 9 Bridges Statewide
The department named nine bridges last month, but some lawmakers are unhappy over it. One of them is the I-70 bridge in Bridgeville. The money from that toll will replace and widen the bridge as well as make the roadway three lanes in each direction between Bridgeville and South Pointe.
Transportation Secretary Yassmin Gramian has told lawmakers that the aging bridges are in need of major reconstruction and the department needs more money to keep up with its public safety obligations.
Tolls would be between $1 and $2, probably both ways, raise about $2.2 billion and last from the start of construction in 2023 for three or four years until construction is finished, Gramian told lawmakers last month.MORE NEWS: PennDOT Plans To Toll 9 Bridges Across The State
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Crime and Public Safety | San Mateo car stop yields handgun, drugs and 5-year-old girl
SAN MATEO – A handgun, drugs and a young girl were found during a car stop Sunday night in San Mateo, according to police.
Officers stopped the car for an unspecified vehicle code violation shortly before midnight at La Selva Street and Casa de Campo, the San Mateo Police Department said in statement Monday.
While conducting a record check, officers learned that the driver, a 23-year-old Fremont resident, and her front passenger, a 20-year-old San Mateo resident, were on bail for pending criminal charges and that their car was searchable as a result, according to police. The backseat was occupied by a 5-year-old girl and two other adults.
Police said a loaded and unregistered .40-caliber Glock 23 was found inside a purse resting on the center console.
Officers also located 56.5 grams of suspected marijuana, 2.37 grams of cocaine and 90.05 grams of methamphetamine, along with $2,067 in cash, according to police.
The driver and front passenger were arrested and booked into San Mateo County jail on multiple charges related to narcotic violations, firearm violations and child endangerment.Related Articles
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The child was released to her grandparents. The other adult occupants were also released after an investigation determined they were not associated with the illegal items found in the car, police said.