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  • Pennsylvania to Receive $1.6B for Bridge Repairs

    VICTOR SKINNER, The Center Square|Jan 20, 2022

    U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf gathered with state and local officials in front of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive Bridge in Philadelphia on Friday to announce federal funding for bridge repairs. Pennsylvania will receive $1.6 billion to fix more than 3,000 bridges in the commonwealth as part of the nation’s largest investment in bridges; $26.5 billion to states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico over the next five years, as well as $825 million for tribal transportation facilities. ...

  • Pennsylvania Turnpike Increases Tolls 5 Percent

    VICTOR SKINNER, The Center Square|Jan 6, 2022

    Tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike increased over the weekend, widening the turnpike’s gap as the most expensive tollway system in the world. A 5-percent toll increase approved by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) this summer took effect just after midnight on Sunday for all E-ZPass and Toll By Plate customers. The increase applies to the entire turnpike system, with the exception of the Southern Beltway west of Pittsburgh. The increase, the lowest annual hike in six years, goes toward the turnpike’s required payments to the state to...

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