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More 70 MPH Speed Limits Coming in PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Turnpike officials say the entire toll road system, including the sections that roll through urban areas, may get a speed limit boost to 70 mph next year.
Pa. Officials Showcase Highway Projects Benefitting From Funding BillPenndot officials say In some cases motorists may not see actual construction, but contracts will be bid this year because of the funding influx.
Pa. Senate Panel Probes Turnpike Accident, Other Winter Road ProblemsA state Senate committee this morning will convene a hearing into last month’s massive chain-reaction accidents on the turnpike and other road emergencies caused by this winter’s wicked weather.
PennDOT: Keeping Speed Restrictions In Place Would Not Have Prevented Turnpike Pileup CrashPennsylvania’s transportation secretary says keeping speed restrictions in place would not have prevented the series of pile-ups that paralyzed the turnpike on Valentine’s Day.
The Bar Is High For New PA 70 Mph Speed LimitThe newly minted transportation law allows PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch, after required safety studies, to raise the maximum speed limit.
Bridge Restrictions To Linger Despite New State MoneyIt could be awhile before weight restrictions on Pennsylvania bridges are eased.
PA Turnpike Toll Hike Relief Still A While OffThe new transportation funding law enacted last month addresses the problem of mounting debt at the Pennsylvania Turnpike
Critical Week For PA Transportation MoneyOnce again, transportation funding is teed up for a vote in what’s billed as a make-or-break week in the Pennsylvania House.
PennDOT To Lower Weight Limits on 1,000 Bridges StatewidePenndot secretary Barry Schoch emphasizes this move does not mean the bridges are unsafe.
Big Issues, Little Time Left For PA LawmakersWith two weeks to go before scheduled summer recess, state lawmakers face an imposing agenda that includes a new budget and several major pieces of legislation, including liquor privatization and transportation funding.
PennDOT Mulls Over Schuylkill Toll RoadPutting an upper deck on the Schuylkill Expressway isn't a far-fetched idea
Pa. Turnpike May -- Or May Not -- Be Headed For Financial Calamity, Lawmakers Told“The turnpike, quite frankly, isn’t going to survive if this continues," Pennsylvania auditor general Jack Wagner told legislators.
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