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Two national transportation groups that are seeking $6 billion in refunds from the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission are now asking federal judge to block the use of tolls for non-turnpike projects. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the National Motorists Association filed a request ...
Two weeks ago, a coalition of truckers and motorists advocates filed a class action suit against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, PennDOT and Gov. Tom Wolf, seeking to recoup "excessive fees" that went to underwrite projects other than the operation of the turnpike. Such fees, they claimed, were a ...

State police arrested a woman on drug charges after allegedly finding approximately 100 packages of marijuana in her rental vehicle on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Facing two counts is Tru Yang, 54, of St. Paul, Minn. She was arrested Friday afternoon following a traffic stop in Mt. Pleasant Township, ...
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) on Friday announced that technology and equipment installations are on track for the Cashless Tolling pilot projects on the Findlay Connector section of the Southern Beltway (PA Turnpike 576) in Washington and Allegheny counties and at the Clarks Summit ...
A section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Allegheny and Washington counties known as the Findlay Connector will no longer accept cash payments starting April 29, the Turnpike Commission said Friday. E-ZPass will not be affected by the change. Drivers without E-ZPass will receive a bill in the mail after ...
All lanes are back open on the Pennsylvania Turnpike after a fiery dump truck crash in Montgomery County. The incident happened after 5:30 a.m. Friday in the westbound lanes approaching the exit for Route 611 in Willow Grove. Action News is told a dump truck struck a barrier wall at an underpass and ...

The Pennsylvania Turnpike will impose a travel ban on certain vehicles in advance of today's expected snowstorm. The ban will start at 8 p.m. today. (Morning Call file photo). Morning Call Staff. The Pennsylvania Turnpike and PennDOT have announced travel restrictions in anticipation of the snow storm that is expected to ...
One person was reported injured Thursday night in a crash along the Pennsylvania Turnpike about a mile east of the Monroeville exit when the vehicle rolled over, state police said. The person had to be freed from the vehicle, which crashed off of the eastbound lanes of the highway at about 8:35 p.m., the ...
A Washington County man was sentenced to three years of federal probation for illegally obtaining contracts for bridge projects from PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady. U.S. District Judge Nora Barry Fischer on Tuesday ...
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A police officer was involved in a multi-vehicle accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Wednesday morning. The four-vehicle accident involving a police officer and a tractor-trailer happened at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension southbound approaching I-276.
A 2-month-old boy from western Pennsylvania was killed in a crash Thursday night on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension (Interstate 476), authorities said. John Simko Jr. was a passenger in a car that collided with a tractor-trailer and the highway's concrete median around 10:30 p.m., the ...
A traffic stop on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Westmoreland County resulted in another big find for state police on Wednesday. Inside a car driven by a man named Anthony Lewis, a trooper with the SHIELD team allegedly found 72 grams of crack cocaine, seven grams of raw heroin, powder cocaine and ...
Pennsylvania Turnpike working with feds in investigation of Lehigh Tunnel death. Truck driver killed by .... A truck driver for Raymour & Flanigan was killed when an electrical conduit fell from the ceiling of the Lehigh Tunnel on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.
The final tunnel completed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike became the site of a deadly accident Wednesday night. An electrical conduit broke free from the roof of the southbound Lehigh Tunnel, falling through a windshield and killing Howard M. Sexton, a 70-year-old truck driver from New Jersey.
A Gloucester County, New Jersey man was killed after an electrical beam collapsed onto several vehicles in the Lehigh Tunnel in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Northeast Extension remains closed Thursday morning because of the incident. The beam fell inside the ...
... that lasted into the morning. The big rig was heading southbound through the Lehigh Tunnel of the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike around 6 p.m. Wednesday when the metal conduit from the ceiling area crashed through the vehicle's windshield, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.
Truck Wreck Closes Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension, 5 Hurt. By Dan Stamm. Published at 11:33 AM EST on Feb 21, 2018 | Updated at 2:32 PM EST on Feb 21, 2018 ...

A $1.1 billion project that is expected to wrap in the late summer or early fall of 2018 will seamlessly link I-95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bucks County just north of Philadelphia. The connection has been 49 years in the making. Construction of I-95 from Florida to Maine wrapped in 1969, but an ...
Pennsylvania will ban certain kinds of vehicles from several major highways as a major nor'easter moves in, according to a statement from Gov. Tom Wolf's office. Empty straight trucks, large combination vehicles (tandem trailers and double trailers), tractors hauling empty trailers, trailers pulled by ...
A crash involving multiple vehicles closed one westbound lane of the Pennsylvania Turnpike for just more than an hour Wednesday morning, authorities said. An Allegheny County 911 supervisor said firefighters and medics were called to the crash in Plum at about 6:30 a.m. State police said multiple ...
A crash involving a tractor-trailer and an overturned box truck briefly blocked all westbound lanes and snarled traffic on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near New Stanton Tuesday morning, authorities said. A Westmoreland County 911 supervisor said the crash was reported just after 5 a.m. Tuesday. No one ...
A Gloucester County, New Jersey man was killed after an electrical beam collapsed onto several vehicles in the Lehigh Tunnel in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike's Northeast Extension remains closed Thursday morning because of the incident. The beam fell inside the ...
Motorists traveling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike through Fulton County next week will not be able to refuel their vehicles at the Sideling Hill Service Plaza. The Turnpike Commission advised that gas and diesel fuel pumps will be offline there from 8 a.m. Monday through 5 p.m. March 2 for both eastbound ...
Truck Wreck Closes Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension, 5 Hurt. By Dan Stamm. Published at 11:33 AM EST on Feb 21, 2018 | Updated at 2:32 PM EST on Feb 21, 2018. 5 to Watch: U.S. Women's Hockey Strikes Gold ...
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 05:59AM. UPPER MORELAND TWP., Pa. (WPVI) --. A crash involving a pedestrian has closed southbound Easton Road near the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Upper Moreland Township, Montgomery County. It happened around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday on Route 611 near Mill Road.
A $1.1 billion project that is expected to wrap in the late summer or early fall of 2018 will seamlessly link I-95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bucks County just north of Philadelphia. The connection has been 49 years in the making. Construction of I-95 from Florida to Maine wrapped in 1969, but an ...
A tractor-trailer on Monday collided with a Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission plow on the eastbound turnpike in Mt. Pleasant Township. The crash was reported at about 8:15 a.m. between New Stanton and Donegal. There were no injuries, and the scene was cleared quickly, according to state police.
"Total roadway reconstruction is a massive undertaking that involves removing the old four-lane roadway and sub-base up and completely replacing it with a brand new, six-lane roadway," Pennsylvania Turnpike Chief Engineer Brad Heigel said in a statement Tuesday. "Once reconstruction and widening ...
A man who was trapped inside his tractor-trailer after a crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Wednesday morning was taken to the hospital.(WJAC). AA. BEDFORD - A man who was trapped inside his tractor-trailer after a crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Wednesday morning was taken to the hospital. The road was shut ...
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) — A fatal crash late Tuesday night shut down a nearly 100-mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The crash happened around 11 p.m. in the eastbound lanes in Jefferson Township, Somerset County. A turnpike spokesman said it involved a tractor-trailer and two ...
State police say two people were killed and four injured in a series of crashes on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in western Pennsylvania. Police said a tractor-trailer stopped because of an accident and a car slid sideways into the truck in Jefferson Township in Somerset County shortly after 6:30 a.m. Saturday. Police said ...
The state government will undertake an 18-month study that will analyze the potential consolidation of certain operations between the state Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. The state government will undertake an 18-month study that will analyze the potential ...
State police say 22-year-old David Manuel Mora was driving westbound on the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Mt. Pleasant Township. His Jeep had a faulty taillight, and a trooper noticed and made a traffic stop. After talking to Mora, investigators say the trooper sensed something wasn't right. “During the ...
The driver of a tractor-trailer died early Thursday morning on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Berks County after suffering an unknown medical emergency before crashing, with the cab bursting into flames. The driver, Russell T. Brown, 58, of Bensalem, Pa., was traveling west on the turnpike at mile marker ...
State police arrested a Philadelphia man Thursday after discovering about 500 bricks of heroin in a sport utility vehicle he was driving along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Mt. Pleasant Township, according to court documents. David Manuel Mora, 22, was arraigned in Westmoreland County Night Court on ...
An Ohio woman told state police that her boyfriend was high on methamphetamine when he repeatedly struck her with a machete early Sunday as he drove along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Westmoreland County. Daniel R. Taylor, 32, of Dayton, Ohio, was arraigned Sunday on two counts of aggravated ...
DONEGAL, Pa. - Six vehicles involved in two separate crashes along the Pennsylvania Turnpike temporarily closed the westbound lanes. The crash happened east of the Donegal exit about 9:20 p.m. Thursday, according to Channel 11's news exchange partners at TribLIVE. According to TribLIVE, four ...
Drivewyze shared results from the first six months of a Pennsylvania Turnpike connected-truck pilot program that provides in-cab safety alerts to commercial drivers. The Pennsylvania Turnpike, in partnership with Drivewyze, delivered more than 70,000 driver-safety notifications to truck drivers.
Both westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike have reopened Thursday night in the area east of Donegal where six vehicles were involved in two separate crashes, according to the turnpike commission. The turnpike commission said at 11:10 p.m. westbound lanes reopened at the scene of the crash ...
A crash involving tractor-trailers has shut down a section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bucks County. It happened before 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the westbound lanes in the Neshaminy Falls section of Bensalem Township. Action News is told two tractor-trailers collided, resulting in a crash with injuries.
The westbound Pennsylvania Turnpike has reopened after a crash involving two tractor-trailers in Bucks County. The incident happened before 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the westbound lanes in the Neshaminy Falls section of Bensalem Township. Action News is told two tractor-trailers and a passenger vehicle ...
A Chicago man was charged Wednesday with transporting a kilogram of raw heroin on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. State police charged Enrique Bustamante, 25, with the crime after a trooper stopped Bustamante's vehicle in Stonycreek Township for a window-tint violation.
One such opportunity to do this is on an abandoned stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Breezewood. Thirteen miles of the road was bypassed in 1968 in favor of a newer route that did not require the use of tunnels, which had been causing a lot of bottlenecked traffic issues on the old road. In 2001 ...
What should have been a simple Uber ride to the airport turned into an early morning disaster for a Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, woman. She was allegedly kicked out of the car by a drunken driver and left stranded on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. In the lawsuit, filed Monday in Philadelphia Court of ...
Multi-vehicle crash shuts down WB Pa. Turnpike. Karen Rogers reports during Action News Mornings on January 10, 2018. (WPVI). WPVI. Wednesday, January 10, 2018 08:12AM. BENSALEM, Pa. (WPVI) --. A multi-vehicle crash shut down the westbound lanes of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bucks County during the ...
Fare hike on Pa. Turnpike: Gray Hall reports during Action News Mornings on January 7, 2018. (WPVI). WPVI. Sunday, January 07, 2018 08:59AM. HARRISBURG, Pa. (WPVI) --. A new year means higher tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Motorists will see a 6 percent increase for cash and E-ZPass beginning Sunday.
In addition to funding its own improvement projects, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission – in keeping with a state law – has been borrowing and providing billions for other transportation needs. It has also raised tolls annually as a result. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says that may be taking a ...
Tolls increasing on Pennsylvania Turnpike. Gray Hall reports during Action News at 9 a.m. on January 6, 2018. (WPVI). WPVI. Saturday, January 06, 2018. PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) --. If you drive the Pennsylvania Turnpike, prepare to pay more money to use the roadway. A new toll hike kicks in at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, January ...
The 6 percent toll increases at most toll plazas in the state take effect 12:01 a.m. Sunday. Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls are going up 6 percent for both cash and E-ZPass customers beginning Sunday, according to the turnpike commission. The 2018 increases take effect 12:01 a.m. Sunday throughout the ...
A crash involving a tractor-trailer shut down multiple lanes of the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike for several hours during Thursday's snowfall. The Turnpike Commission had to shut down the southbound lanes between Quakertown and Lansdale. Officials said the trailer of the truck ...


 

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