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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...

2012-10-08 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...

2012-09-09 18:20:43

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10: LINCOLN HIGHWAY Profile America -- Monday, September 10th. The first coast-to-coast highway in the United States opened on this date in 1913. Known as the Lincoln Highway, the road originally ran for almost 3,400 miles through 13 states. Nicknamed "the Main Street across...

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...

2012-01-05 14:35:00

Calls on General Assembly to lift onerous Act 44 funding obligations HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Auditor General Jack Wagner warned today that Pennsylvania taxpayers could be on the hook for billions of dollars of additional debt if the General Assembly does not soon amend or appeal Act 44 of 2007, which requires the Turnpike Commission to provide $450 million a year in infrastructure funding to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Wagner...

2011-09-14 15:23:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The history and importance of transportation lines in the region will be the focus of the next lecture in the South Mountain Speakers Series on Sept. 29, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said today. Dr. Paul Marr, a professor of geography and earth science, will offer a free lecture, "Highway Lines: Transportation Change from Braddock's Road to I-81" beginning at 7 p.m. at the Memorial Auditorium on campus....