Friday, September 7, 2007

A pickled peck of Pennsylvania politics

Politicians and transportation officials in Pennsylvania continue to spew rhetoric by the barrowful, and it’s getting heavy.

Officials continue to launch verbal projectiles at one another over Gov. Ed Rendell’s proposals to lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike to private investors and to toll Interstate 80.

U.S. Reps. Phil English and John Peterson – both Republicans – have lashed out at the plan, while Rendell – a Democrat – and Pennsylvania Turnpike CEO and Rendell appointee Joseph Brimmeier launched their own counter attacks.

Land Line has published a few of these accounts, but the bickering, however sexy, is not something we are going get sucked into covering every single day.

Google their names if you want more on the various side stories to the issue.

For us, the issue is about keeping interstates free of tolls and keeping trucking profitable for owner-operators, companies and drivers.