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New portion of Pennsylvania Turnpike to open to public on Friday

The 13-mile section of road lies between U.S. Route 22 and Interstate 79 and leads to the county line between Allegheny and Washington counties.

By Julia Zenkevich/WESA

Turnpike’s $104M in unpaid tolls draws senators’ scrutiny

The turnpike laid off hundreds of toll collectors last year and speeded up its long-planned conversion to a cashless, all-electronic tolling system.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Free rides take $104M toll on Pennsylvania Turnpike finances

An internal turnpike report issued in July and obtained by The Associated Press through a Right-to-Know Law request showed nearly 11 million out of the total of about 170 million turnpike rides generated no revenue for the agency in the year that ended May 31.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

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Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls to jump by 5% early next year

The most common E-ZPass fare for a passenger vehicle will rise by a dime, from $1.60 to $1.70.

By The Associated Press

Small plane lands on Pennsylvania Turnpike in the midstate

Turnpike Commission spokesperson Carl Defebo told WGAL-TV the plane apparently made an emergency landing and then was struck by a vehicle.

By The Associated Press

Pennsylvania Turnpike toll increases go into effect Sunday

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in July approved a 6% increase to begin Sunday for EZ-Pass users, as well for those without passes in the Toll by Plate program.

By The Associated Press

Coroner: 3 killed from Lancaster County, including boy, 14, in turnpike crash

The Chester County coroner’s office has identified the three victims as 34-year-old Santana Ashford, 24-year-old Gabrielle Marie Ashford, and 14-year-old Jehu Young Jr.
By The Associated Press

Report on 2018 Pennsylvania Turnpike fatality urges new focus on tunnels

The NTSB determined the final probable cause of the crash to be the failure of the conduit’s support system due to longtime corrosion, which resulted in its displacement, the agency said in a release Thursday.

By Lisa Wardle