The Federal Highway Administration again has denied Pennsylvania’s proposal to put tolls on the state’s 311-mile stretch of Interstate 80. Pennsylvania says the denial will cost it about $460 million a year in projected revenue for roads and transit. After FHWA’s April 6 ruling, Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell (D) said he will call a special session of the Legislature to address how to deal with the loss of the hoped-for funds. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said FHWA’s decision was based “on what is allowable under federal law.” Under a federal pilot program, revenue from proposed new tolls on an
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