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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

Open house on options for U.S. Route 322 in Centre County gives the public a chance to weigh in

Community members can ask questions and weigh in with their opinions on the State College Area Connector, a proposed state project to upgrade, replace or realign the largely 2-lane section of U.S. Route 322 that runs between Potters Mills and Boalsburg in Centre County.

By Anne Danahy

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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Transportation funding panel advancing a $15.6B package

The $15.6 billion package of recommendations faces an uncertain future in the Republican-controlled Legislature, and is expected to kick off a debate that could last years.

By The Associated Press

Updated: July 27, 2021 | 5:31 pm

State transportation funding report could launch years of debate

The report is expected to contain a blend of recommendations, including corridor tolling and a vehicle-miles-traveled fee.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

President Joe Biden to visit Philly today to celebrate Amtrak, promote sweeping infrastructure plan

The event is one in a series of scheduled travel stops marking Biden’s first 100 days in office.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY

Updated: April 29, 2021 | 4:42 pm

Pennsylvania Senate OKs bill to halt plans to toll bridges

Republicans in Pennsylvania’s Senate are trying to make Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration start over on its plans to toll up to nine major bridges. They approved a bill Tuesday to require PennDOT to first secure approval from the Legislature.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press