Archive for December, 2011

Anti-Tolling Coalition Thanks Senate EPW for Maintaining Status Quo on Interstate Tolling

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Americans for a Strong National Highway Network (ASNHN) recently thanked the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee for moving a highway transportation funding bill forward without expanding tolling on existing interstate highway infrastructure.

In a letter to Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Ranking Member James Inhofe (R-Okla.), ASNHN said the United States has greatly benefited from a toll-free interstate system that has made jobs more accessible to workers and enabled economic growth. Tolling highways would impede commerce and send traffic onto less-safe streets, the group said.

The letter also was sent to the EPW Subcommittee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and its ranking member David Vitter (R-La.).