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2014-02-06 16:20:27

Incidents and Construction Now Available For All State Roads HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's 511PA traveler information system is now providing motorists with better access to traffic information with a new and improved website, www.511PA.com, as well as improved phone and personal-alert systems. The redesigned website, which works on both computers and mobile devices, provides free, 24-hour travel information for thousands of miles of state...

2013-07-12 16:20:15

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) are seeking the public's input on traveler information through a brief online survey, accessible at www.511PA.com and www.paturnpike.com. The anonymous survey includes questions on the types of traffic information travelers find valuable, how they access and utilize that information, and how traffic information affects their driving habits. It also asks for feedback on...

2013-05-31 16:24:14

PA Preferred(TM) Produce, Goods Available through Nov. 30 HARRISBURG, Pa., May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Turnpike travelers can purchase locally grown food directly from producers at three service plaza farmers markets open Friday through Monday during the growing season. The markets are located at the Allentown Service Plaza in Lehigh County, Sideling Hill Service Plaza in Fulton County and New Stanton Service Plaza in Westmoreland County. They will operate...

2013-01-08 16:20:30

Audit reveals six findings, offers 20 recommendations for improvement HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auditor General Jack Wagner said that an audit released today of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has found that the turnpike's involvement in interest-rate swaps has cost Pennsylvania taxpayers and turnpike motorists at least $108.9 million. Wagner said the turnpike's strategy was to use the swaps to save money, but it...

2012-12-11 16:20:31

MALVERN, Pa., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett spoke today at the official ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony for the Pennsylvania Turnpike's new Route 29 all-electronic interchange. The ceremony took place outside Endo Health Solutions who chose their Pennsylvania expansion location partially due to this new access point. Located between the Turnpike's Downingtown exit (#312) and Valley Forge exit (#326), the new interchange will provide convenient access...

2012-12-10 16:20:27

Liberal policy has cost more than $7 million in lost revenue HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auditor General Jack Wagner said today that a liberal and inadequate policy gave 7,000 Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission employees and vendors free rides on the turnpike between January 2007 and August 2011 that amounted to at least $7.7 million in lost toll revenue. Wagner said the estimate was based on information provided to the Department of the Auditor General...

2012-10-30 11:21:11

Restrictions Remain in Place on Interstates 79, 90 in Northwest Pa. HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At 9 a.m., PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) lifted the speed-limit and vehicle restrictions that were in place on roadways in eastern and south central Pa., including the Delaware River Bridge and Fort Washington Interchange. Due to high wind speeds, a 45 mph speed limit remains on Interstate 90 in Erie County and Interstate 79 in Erie and...

2012-10-29 19:20:11

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With tropical-force winds creating dangerous traveling conditions in the Philadelphia area, Governor Tom Corbett is closing the full length of Interstates 95 and 676; I-476 (non-toll portion); I-76 from the Pa. Turnpike to Passyunk Avenue and the U.S. Route 1 Extension in Philadelphia to all traffic except emergency vehicles from 7 p.m. through 2 a.m. The Governor reiterated that motorists should not travel during the storm to ensure...

2012-10-08 23:20:05

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9: AMERICA'S FIRST SUPERHIGHWAY Profile America -- Tuesday, October 9th. The first superhighway in America opened this month in 1940 -- the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The highway utilized roadbed and unfinished tunnels from an abandoned railroad project of the 1880s to make the...

2012-02-23 14:00:00

Responds to CEO's letter citing short-term financial stability HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auditor General Jack Wagner today issued to the public a letter he sent this week to Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Chief Executive Officer Roger E. Nutt, reiterating his belief that the turnpike's mounting debt posed a long-term threat to Pennsylvania motorists and taxpayers. Wagner's letter, which is available to the public at www.auditorgen.state.pa.us, was...