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2014-02-27 16:21:49

- Broad coalition of businesses and individuals partner to fight attempts to toll existing, non-tolled interstate lanes - RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Businesses and organizations from numerous sectors of the U.S. economy, as well as individual citizens, today launched a national coalition opposing tolls on existing federal interstates. The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates (ATFI) is a broad-based organization united by the belief that a viable, sustainable solution to...

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...

2013-11-14 12:21:19

ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sending a message to toll authorities nationwide that use highway tolls as a piggybank for unrelated projects, American Trucking Associations today filed a lawsuit challenging the New York State Thruway Authority's diversion of millions of dollars of toll revenues every year to maintain the tourism and recreational facilities that make up the New York Canal System. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO )...

2013-09-13 16:20:17

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recently issued "report" on how useful tolls could be to funding infrastructure investments understates the public opposition to tolling and plays down safety and other risks of increased tolling, American Trucking Associations officials said. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO) "Despite what toll advocates and financiers try and tell the public, tolling existing interstates is a wildly unpopular concept," ATA...

2013-09-10 00:20:13

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10: LINCOLN HIGHWAY Profile America -- Tuesday, September 10th. The first coast-to-coast paved roadway in the United States opened on this date a century ago. Known as the Lincoln Highway, the road originally ran for nearly 3,400 miles through 13 states, connecting New...

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...

2013-06-29 00:20:07

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) SATURDAY, JUNE 29: GETTING UP TO SPEED Profile America -- Saturday, June 29th. On this date in 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower signed a bill establishing the Interstate Highway System, originally of 41,000 miles. Today, that system is America's main street -- linking all 48 continental...

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...

2013-05-30 16:20:40

LEMOYNE, Pa., May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today underscored the link between public safety and transportation funding, and called for action on additional transportation investment during an event at the Interstate 83/Route 581 Interchange in Cumberland County. The event was held near the newly completed Lowther Street bridge that will allow I-83 to be widened and remove the existing single-lane bottleneck at the interchange. Though work will begin this year...

2013-04-04 16:25:34

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett has directed his Office of General Counsel to oversee an integrity review of Denver-based Ciber, Inc. This exceptional review of business and marketing practices was initiated after a former Ciber official was charged as part of grand jury presentment alleging criminal irregularities in the awarding of contracts with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. The governor has also directed a comprehensive review of...