Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

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Mike Dougherty
July 17, 2019 - 3:27 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission approved another toll increase that takes effect in January. Tolls will go up across the board by six percent for both E-Zpass and cash paying drivers. Tolls have gone up annually since 2007. KYW Newsradio spoke with a DJ who uses...
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The online system that drivers with E-ZPass use to replenish their accounts has crashed for the second time in three months.
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Dan Wing
June 11, 2019 - 10:49 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Bucks County District Attorney's office says five people from the Philadelphia area collectively owe the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission more than $66,000 in unpaid tolls. The D.A. says four of the five were arraigned in Bucks County on a felony theft charge last...
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May 13, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission says it’s a good idea for E-ZPass customers to check their accounts regularly. The Pennsylvania Turnpike calls them “v-tolls” and they are intended to be a disincentive for toll cheats. However, Turnpike spokesman Carl DeFebo...
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A photo of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies' system front view.
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Steve Tawa
March 26, 2019 - 4:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The chairman of a Hyperloop company already developing transportation projects overseas was the keynote speaker at a conference of geotechnical engineers at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies co-founder Bibop Gresta says his team...
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Dreamstime
March 17, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- While Pennsylvania has a rich history in transportation - dating back to the Pennsylvania Railroad in the first half of the 20th century, and the first-of-its kind Pennsylvania Turnpike in 1940 - could its future contain a "Hyperloop Tunnel?" A State House resolution...
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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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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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Tony Romeo
December 16, 2018 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) - - A funding scheme for mass transit systems in Pennsylvania is being hindered by a lawsuit over rising Turnpike tolls that have resulted from the plan. The plan enacted in 2007 sees the Pennsylvania Turnpike borrow $450 million-a-year, money that now goes to mass...
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Kim Glovas
July 03, 2018 - 3:39 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Commuters who use the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be paying a little more come the new year. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a 6 percent increase in tolls for E-ZPass and cash-paying travelers. "We like to give six months kind of notification," said...
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Pennsylvania Turnpike tunnel
Mark Abrams
May 02, 2018 - 3:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A preliminary report from federal investigators probing a fatal accident that killed a truck driver in the Lehigh Tunnel along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in February identifies a possible cause for the accident. The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary...
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