Pennsylvania Turnpike

Pennsylvania Turnpike
Tony Romeo
May 20, 2019 - 2:22 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has decided to resume borrowing hundreds of millions of dollars for SEPTA and other mass transit systems in the state. The borrowing had been suspended due to a lawsuit. The Pennsylvania Turnpike generates $450 million dollars a...
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Tony Romeo
May 08, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Despite ongoing litigation, the Pennsylvania Turnpike has gotten a positive response from the bond market as it considers whether to resume borrowing hundreds of millions of dollars for mass transit. The Pennsylvania Turnpike generates $450 million a year for mass...
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PA Turnpike Commission meets at headquarters on Thursday, March 11, 2019.
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Tony Romeo
April 16, 2019 - 4:10 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa . (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will seek feedback from the bond market as it considers resuming borrowing for mass transit, which was previously suspended due to a lawsuit over toll hikes. The Pennsylvania Turnpike generates $450 million a year for mass...
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Tony Romeo
April 04, 2019 - 2:25 pm
UPDATED: 9 p.m. HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike and SEPTA have gotten some good news from a federal judge: the Commonwealth has prevailed in a federal lawsuit challenging a funding scheme for mass transit. But long-term woes remain, and the truckers who brought the suit...
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Dish soap
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Tim Jimenez
March 26, 2019 - 1:25 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A tractor trailer crash led to a soapy mess during Tuesday's morning rush hour, including the closure of a section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Turnpike spokesman Carl DeFebo says a tractor trailer going east hit an overpass between Downingtown and Valley Forge...
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Pennsylvania Turnpike
March 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) - - Key state lawmakers say they are aware that the state’s funding streams for transportation are once again posing a serious problem and say they have begun focusing on them. By law, the Turnpike borrows $450 million a year for mass transit. That has contributed...
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Pennsylvania’s auditor general says the Pennsylvania Turnpike is at a crossroads.
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Tony Romeo
March 21, 2019 - 2:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania’s auditor general says the news contained in his latest audit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike is "about as bad (as he) could possibly give." And he says there could be a major spike in the already high tolls if the Turnpike loses a lawsuit filed by truckers...
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A key state lawmaker says he’s optimistic that the state will prevail in a lawsuit over turnpike toll hikes that have resulted from a funding scheme for mass transit.
Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
March 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A key state lawmaker says he’s optimistic that the state will prevail in a lawsuit over turnpike toll hikes that have resulted from a funding scheme for mass transit. The state transportation secretary has said losing the case could be “catastrophic." The federal...
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Pennsylvania Turnpike
Tony Romeo
March 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- State lawmakers are holding their breaths as they await a ruling in a lawsuit that could upend a funding scheme for mass transit that has resulted in annual Turnpike toll increases. The plan enacted in 2007 sees the Pennsylvania Turnpike borrow $450 million a year...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
January 02, 2019 - 11:11 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The latest increase in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls takes effect this Sunday. Stemming in part from its obligation to raise hundreds of millions of dollars each year for transportation needs around the state, and in recent years, for mass transit mostly, the...
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