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Republicans Question 422 Toll Plans

Tredyffrin's Warren Kampf is among the GOP State House members who represent areas along the 422 corridor and who held a news conference Thursday.

State House Republicans are raising questions about a report  presented in Harrisburg on Monday on a proposal to turn the heavily travelled and often heavily congested southern section of U.S. 422 into a toll road.

At a presentation Monday, Democrat Joseph Hoeffel, a Montgomery County Commissioner who is also  the head of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, helped present the proposal to the Governor's Transportation Funding Commission. 

Thursday's news conference was held at the 422 Business Center in Oaks, adjacent to the expressway. State Represantatives. Warren Kampf (R-Chester/Montgomery), David Maloney (R-Berks), Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) and Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) all spoke out against what Vereb called the "Hoeffel Tolling Plan."

The plan would impose a $2.65 one-way toll on the roadway from Route 202 in Chesterbrook to Douglassville.

What do you think?

Should Route 422 be tolled? Do roads east of Route 202 get more funding and attention in your opinion? 

Randell Jesup June 10, 2011 at 02:35 PM
Silly patch ate my longer comment when I registered for an account.... An extra hour a day or more (compared to how bad it will likely get) home with the kids and wife or husband, or even an extra hour to sleep, is definitely worth $5. It also (once it pays for widening and hopefully for the Reading commuter rail line) will improve property values. The 422 congestion is the classic result of sprawl and unplanned development.

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