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PA Turnpike Rolls Out 70 MPH Speed Limit A Day Ahead Of Schedule

A new 70 miles per hour speed limit is now in effect a day ahead of schedule along most of a nearly 100 mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s main line.

07/23/2014

(The Willow Grove toll plaza, in 2008 file photo)

Pa. Tpk. Tolls Rising 5 Percent in January, For Both Cash and E-Z Pass

A Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission spokesman says this will be the first time in a couple of years that the toll hike will apply evenly to cash and E-Z Pass customers.

06/17/2014

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Hike In Pa. Turnpike Tolls Begins This Weekend

Tolls for drivers who use the Pennsylvania Turnpike are going up starting Sunday.

12/31/2013

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1 Dead In Pa. Turnpike Crash Involving About 50 Cars

A motorist who got out of his car on the Pa. Turnpike has been struck and killed, and about 50 cars behind him were involved in a series of fender-benders that closed westbound lanes.

12/08/2013

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Pa. Turnpike To Tap Federal Green-Cards-For-Investors Funding Program

A Turnpike Commission spokesman says the turnpike plans to borrow $200 million and is expected to save $35 million, also says the plan has been thoroughly vetted.

05/09/2013

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Pa. Turnpike Officials Say All-Electronic Toll Collection is Possible By 2017

“This will be the most significant change in how the turnpike has operated since it opened in 1940,” says interim CEO Craig Shuey.

11/13/2012

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I-Team Investigation: PA Turnpike To Continue Spending Thousands On Outdated Emergency Call Boxes

In this age of the iPhone, many states are removing outdated emergency call boxes from the sides of highways, but that’s not the case in Pennsylvania where the CBS 3 I-Team found the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission plans to keep spending hundreds of thousands of dollars maintaining theirs even though very few drivers use them.

09/26/2012

Pa. Turnpike Takes Next Step Toward Elimination of Its Toll Collectors

Pennsylvania Turnpike officials say they will further explore the possibility of converting to an all-electronic tolling system, after a yearlong study has concluded that such a conversion is feasible.

03/06/2012

Study: PA Turnpike Has Longest Stretch Of Highway Without An Exit

The navigation aid company TomTom used its database to measure distances between exits on the nation’s highways and two of the longest stretches are in Western Pennsylvania.

08/22/2011

Bus Overturns On Pennsylvania Turnpike Injuring 14, Driver From Philadelphia

The driver, Kareem Edward Farmer, 24, of Philadelphia of the Greyhound bus bound for St. Louis lost control on the Pennsylvania Turnpike early Saturday, sending the bus careering across the highway and it landed on its side.

08/13/2011

(Graphic shows elements of the all-electronic tolling system under consideration by the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  Credit: Pa. Tpk.)

Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Online Survey: ‘Still No EZ Pass? Why Not?’

As part of a yearlong feasibility study of switching to an all-electronic toll system, the Pennsylvania Turnpike has launched an online survey of cash-paying customers.

08/05/2011

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