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I-Team Investigation: PA Turnpike To Continue Spending Thousands On Outdated Emergency Call Boxes

In this age of the iPhone, many states are removing outdated emergency call boxes from the sides of highways, but that’s not the case in Pennsylvania where the CBS 3 I-Team found the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission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

(Pennsylvania auditor general Jack Wagner testifies before a joint hearing of the Pa. House and Senate transportation committees.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

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.

09/25/2012

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Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Approves Toll Increase

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved another toll increase that will take effect in January.

07/21/2012

(A sign marks the Lansdale exit of the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  File photo)

Residents of Kulpsville, Pa. Say Turnpike’s Lansdale Exit Is Really Theirs

Dan Littley, chairman of the Towamencin Township supervisors, says it’s all about community pride and community being.

07/11/2012

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Some Sections of Pennsylvania Turnpike Could Get 70 MPH Speed Limit

A bill that would allow for a 70-mph speed limit on some sections of the Pennsylvania Turnpike has cleared its first legislative hurdle.

05/08/2012

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

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Pa. Auditor Jack Wagner Says Turnpike Commission Is Headed For Financial Wreck

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is disputing the auditor general’s warning that the agency is being crushed by debt because of its obligations to provide funding for statewide transportation needs.

01/06/2012

(Cash tolls are going up 10 percent on the Pennsylvania Turnpike starting January 1st. File photo)

Pennsylvania Turnpike Cash Tolls Going Up In New Year

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is reminding motorists that cash tolls will go up 10 percent on January 1st.

12/20/2011

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