pa-turnpike

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The good news about that Pa. Turnpike toll hike | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - July 31, 2021

Every year, just like clockwork, tolls go up on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

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So about that Pa. Turnpike pot bust | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - August 8, 2020

Pa. State Police arrested two men, charging them with trying to illegally bring $200K worth of marijuana into southwestern Pennsylvania.

Pa. Turnpike Crash: Multi-vehicle accident, with fatalities, shuts down highway in W. Pa.

BY: - January 5, 2020

This just in from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission: Crews are on scene of a multi-vehicle crash with fatalities on @PA_Turnpike, milepost 86 westbound. Crash involves 2 tractor trailers, a tour bus and passenger vehicles. Turnpike is closed in both directions from New Stanton (#75) to Breezewood (#161). A prolonged closure likely. — Carl DeFebo (@cdefebo) […]

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The reason truckers are suing the Pa. Turnpike: Revealed | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - December 21, 2019

Truckers sued over toll increases on the state highway that have been used to pay for transportation improvements across Pa.

Can you pay for infrastructure repairs without raising state taxes? In new plan, House GOP says ‘Yes.’ 

BY: - November 29, 2019

Without calling for any new taxes, Republicans in the state House have released a plan they say will address billions of dollars in unmet repairs to Pennsylvania’s crumbling highways, bridges, dams and railroads. Rep. Martina White, the Philadelphia Republican who’s running point on the effort, said the GOP plan is to end diversions of state […]

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The high cost of the Pa. Turnpike is taking a toll on all of us. Lawmakers should approve this plan for relief | Opinion

BY: - August 7, 2019

To the surprise of no one and the disgust of everyone, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission recently announced that it will raise tolls by 6 percent, effective Jan. 5, 2020. After raising tolls only five times during the first 64 years of the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s existence, tolls will now be raised for a 12th straight year. As […]

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The Pa. Turnpike toll debacle is our next financial crisis. This is how to fix it | Opinion

BY: - May 17, 2019

The keeper of Pennsylvania's famed 'Pension Clock' has a few suggestions.

Trucker lawsuit against Pa. Turnpike that threatened public transit funding dismissed

BY: - April 4, 2019

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit that groups representing truck drivers and motorists brought against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission over rising tolls used to fund public transit. In a 56-page decision, Middle District of Pennsylvania Judge Yvette Kane wrote that the plaintiffs did not prove the Turnpike Commission is violating the Constitution’s commerce […]

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So that’s what happened to all that Pa. Turnpike cash | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - March 23, 2019

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale has said Pennsylvania's toll highway is headed for bankruptcy. Here's one theory why that's happened.

Auditor General DePasquale warns of looming financial disaster for Pa. Turnpike

BY: - March 22, 2019

Shouldering nearly $12 billion in debt, the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s fiscal future has led to gloomy projections from the state Department of Transportation, transit advocates, and state lawmakers. On Thursday, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale — who sounded the alarm about the highway system’s coffers in an earlier audit — joined the club. “The Turnpike Commission, once […]

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The Pa. Turnpike sign we wish we’d see | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - March 3, 2019

They're on a road to nowhere.