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Matthews, Hoeffel Disagree On Rt 422 Tolls

wnpv_politicsMontgomery County Commissioner Jim Matthews says tolls on route 422 might be the only way to get much-needed improvements to the highway, but local motorists are already paying for road construction through the gasoline tax, and putting new tolls on top of it would force them to take a double hit. “I’m leaning towards I would vote against it if it was up to me even though it’s the only avenue we see right now, but things change.  I just think it’s unfair to our people here because we’re paying a terrible burden.  We pay an inordinate share of the turnpike expense with the tolls here and the usage down here.  We pay more than our share.”

Matthews says the tolls could cost motorists as much as a $100 a month.  He chairs the county commissioners, and Vice Chairman Joe Hoeffel says he thinks raising the gas tax is a better idea, but the Governor’s Transportation Funding Advisory Commission will not consider that because Governor Tom Corbett opposes it.

“That commission has been told that they’re not allowed to recommend a gas tax increase.  It’s off the table.  In light of that, I don’t see an alternative except a local toll.  It needs to be considered, aired out, public input taken.  The controversy, or course, is right now they’re riding on the road for free even though they’re paying federal and state gas taxes.  They’re riding on the road for free and now we’re asking them to pay for it.”

Unlike the Schuylkill Expressway, Hoeffel says Route 422 is fixable.  He says it needs a second bridge over the Schuylkill River and a wider roadway.  He and Matthews appeared Wednesday on the WNPV talk program Comment Please by Univest.
WNPV AM 1440 Unlike most of WNPV's "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaways," yesterday's event at Abram W Bergey & Sons was held indoors! The crowd was dispersed among the many flooring displays but we got to enjoy air conditioning! Plus everyone had the chance to meet summer Promotions Intern Hannah Levy from Penn State who is helping to get the fabulous tickets we're giving away! Thanks to everyone who came out and made it a success! These photos are courtesy of WNPV's professional photographer Ray Masser.
WNPV AM 1440 Thank you to everyone who came out to WNPV's last "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway" of June this afternoon at Abram W. Bergey & Sons in Harleysville. We gave away over $3,300.00 in prizes! Of course, that includes the Grand Prize of a family 4-pack of ride tickets to Knoebels Amusement Park in Elysburg which was won by Teresa Greisemer of North Wales. Here Janel Billmyer of Abram W. Bergey & Sons presents the prize to Teresa!
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WNPV AM 1440 The next WNPV "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway" will be held on Monday, June 29th, from 12 noon to 1 PM at Abram W. Bergey and Sons, 311 Main Street, Harleysville. The TD Bank across Alderfer Road from Bergey's has allowed us to use some of their fringe parking but please reserve the spaces close to the Bank for their customers!
WNPV AM 1440 This is just some of what you'll see when you use those tickets to Pennsbury Manor that you won at one of WNPV Radio's "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaways!"
Pennsbury Manor Come and wander around the beautiful gardens at Pennsbury Manor.
WNPV AM 1440 Grand Prize winner at today's "Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway" at Community Home Services in Harleysville was Pamela Chang of North Wales. In this photo, Elsie Ripka of Community Home Services presents Pamela and her daughter with the family 4-pack of tickets to Knoebels Amusement Park.

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