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July 20, 1989 | By Vernon Loeb, Inquirer Staff Writer
Peasants stoop low in the rice paddies, their straw conical hats over black pajamas standing starkly against the geometric squares of incandescent green. Children perch on the backs of water buffaloes. Wizened old women trudge along carrying bananas in baskets hanging from poles on their shoulders. Barkers motion passing cars to roadside noodle stands. Bicyclists pedal on, leaving the impression as the miles slip away that they are part of a human chain linking one end of the country to the other.
NEWS
June 17, 1987 | By Alan Sipress, Inquirer Staff Writer
As construction crews continue to convert the dotted line on the Gloucester County map to a real Route 55, they are making perhaps the most important incision in the face lift of Gloucester County. For some residents who live along the route, however, the highway is an angry, four-lane scar that slashes though their homes, their farms and their way of life. "It's not like it used to be," said Charles Zimmerman, 66, whose father began farming their Washington Township land in 1910.
NEWS
April 27, 1999 | by Sally Siebert, For the Daily News
Ralph Cipoletti sits in a chair outside his gas station waiting for customers. It doesn't take too long before a car pulls in for a fill-up, but he remembers a time when he never sat down. After more than 40 years in business, Cipoletti's Texaco on Route 73 is struggling. It stands among a row of failed businesses that litter the South Jersey highway that connects with the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. "The highway's dead. It's never coming back," said Cipoletti. "The business isn't here anymore.
NEWS
June 4, 1990 | By Mike Franolich, Special to The Inquirer
A Pittsgrove Township man was struck and killed on a Salem County highway Saturday by a motorist just minutes after he had been left there unconscious after being involved in a roadside fistfight. James Garvey, 31, of the Picnic Grove Trailer Park, Pittsgrove Township, was pronounced dead of injuries at 10:46 p.m. at Elmer Community Hospital in Elmer, according to state police in Woodstown. Police said that witnesses looked on while Garvey allegedly fought with John F. Provenzano, 23, of Baltimore, about 10:10 p.m. on an empty stretch of Route 40 near Buck Road.
NEWS
May 19, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
A motorcyclist struck a concrete barrier on the Roosevelt Boulevard bridge over the Schuylkill and flipped off his bike early today, plunging 40 feet into a gorge under the highway, Philadelphia police said. The 36-year-old man, whose name has not been released, was reported in extremely critical condition at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Police said the motorcyclist had exited the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) at a "high rate of speed" and was northbound on the boulevard (US 1)
NEWS
August 23, 1999 | By Lori Lessner, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Last year, Congress passed a bill to spend $200 billion on new highways, bridges, and other transportation projects over the next six years. Now, the second-largest privately held company in the nation hopes to spend some of that money - and make a little on the side - by pursuing highway-construction ventures usually reserved for government. Wichita, Kan.-based Koch Industries' interest is based on the theory that private industry can do a better job of building roads than the government can. If Koch (pronounced "coke")
NEWS
August 5, 2014 | By Sally and John Macdonald, For The Inquirer
You'd have thought we'd have taken a long road trip years ago, stoked as we were in our younger days by Steppenwolf's anthem to 1960s wanderlust, "Born to Be Wild. " Alas, we two never were very wild. And adventure to us always seemed more accessible by air or sea than by highway. We had never really taken off across the country just to see what's there. But last spring, we decided it was high time we gassed up the car to go road-tripping to see friends, family, landscapes, tourist attractions, and famed sights scattered across America's midsection.
NEWS
September 25, 1988 | By Bill Shaw, Special to The Inquirer
Poet Robert Frost would surely have taken Highway 45 in Brown County, Indiana. It's the road less traveled. It winds west from its intersection with Highway 135, at the IGA grocery in Beanblossom, from which the two roads diverge into the yellow woods. It's the kind of road that's easily overlooked. Nothing happening down there. Doesn't go anywhere. Odd people live in those woods, you know. There's plenty happening on Highway 135, the road most taken during the autumn through Indiana's spectacular hardwood forests.
NEWS
April 9, 2014
EXPECT to see a lot of highway road crews this spring. They will be out in force for two reasons: Our wicked winter left behind a record number of potholes, and PennDOT crews and contractors will be repaving and rebuilding a record number of area roads and bridges. A resurfacing of City Avenue is on the list, as is the rebuilding of the Spring Garden Street Bridge. Stretches of I-95 and the Blue Route will be repaved. As the Inquirer reported recently, 52 major highway projects, worth about $500 million, are getting under way in the region in the coming weeks.
NEWS
October 15, 1990 | By Cynthia Mayer, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andrew Remaley figures he got a deal. A building contractor, he built his own $400,000 house on a wooded half- acre lot on the Main Line. It has an upscale Villanova mailing address. It has Radnor schools, nice and reliable. It has tons of privacy. Without Remaley's even asking, the state has erected a huge, 16-foot wall atop an embankment near the side of his house that stretches the entire length of his property - and then another 20 or so miles, for good measure. It's so high, he can't possibly see his neighbors.
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July 23, 2015 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Americans travelled more highway miles through May than during the first five months of any previous year, the U.S. Department of Transportation said Tuesday. The department warned that "increased gridlock nationwide can be expected unless changes are made in the near-term" to expand highway capacity or shift travel from roads. The new record of 1.26 trillion miles topped the previous record of 1.23 trillion miles set in May 2007. The new data showed that Americans drove 275.1 billion miles in May, the most ever in May of any year.
REAL_ESTATE
June 29, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. They call it the "Beep-Beep Tunnel," and when you come across it as you make your way through Glenolden Park on your walk to MacDade Boulevard, you'll immediately know why. On either side of the one-lane tunnel that takes West Knowles Avenue under the CSX rail bed, motorists must stop and honk their horns to determine that no cars are starting in...
BUSINESS
January 26, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. Horsham is "a little different market" when compared with surrounding communities, veteran real estate agent Gary Segal says. For one thing, he notes, even in the off-season that runs from just before Thanksgiving to a week after Super Bowl Sunday, the market here is "fairly hot. " Says Segal: "I sold a couple of real good ones" - including newly constructed houses, which command the top prices in any market - "that brought the second-highest price in Horsham this year to a [relocation]
NEWS
January 17, 2015
One person is dead, and the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 in Northeast Philadelphia and Bucks County are expected to be closed for several more hours after a five-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon, police said. The crash occurred about 1:15 p.m. on the highway between the Woodhaven Road and Street Road exits. Two tractor trailers and three smaller vehicles were involved, said state police Sgt. Michael Tinneny. One of the trucks spilled srap metal across the lanes, which is why I-95 is expected to be closed for such a long period of time, Tinneny said.
NEWS
December 18, 2014 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
U.S. Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R., Pa.) and Pasquale T. "Pat" Deon Sr., chairman of the SEPTA board and a commissioner of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, made a private trip to China last month to urge wealthy Chinese to immigrate to the United States by investing in a major highway construction project in Bucks County. Fitzpatrick and Deon met with about 250 potential investor-immigrants in Beijing and Shanghai. Fitzpatrick paid for the cost of the trip for himself and his son with campaign funds, his chief of staff, Athan Koutsiouroumbas, said Wednesday.
NEWS
October 17, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
*  FOO FIGHTERS: SONIC HIGHWAYS. 11 tonight, HBO. *  BIG DRIVER. 8 p.m. tomorrow, Lifetime. BACK IN THE days when Dave Grohl was a drummer in Nirvana, his father, "a classically trained musician and writer," used to call him up and issue that classic parental warning: "Hey, you know this isn't going to last, right?" Grohl believed him. But as he told reporters this summer in a session for his new HBO series, "Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways," that was 24 years ago. What's more, it's been 20 years since Grohl, in the wake of Kurt Cobain's death, decided to record his own music, ultimately putting together the band Foo Fighters.
NEWS
September 14, 2014 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
Since all-wheel-drive crossover SUVs have become so popular in snow-prone places such as Philadelphia, I thought an AWD crossover variation on the Annual Inquirer Cheap Car Survey might be of service. As it turns out, you don't have to spend half of the gross national product of Uganda to get home in a snowstorm. I found five perfectly serviceable AWD crossovers for less than $22,500. Indeed, three of them are less than $21,500. These entry-level compact crossovers are base models with decent standard equipment litanies and reasonable room for folks and cargo.
NEWS
September 7, 2014 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
It is a medical fact that many of you suffer from the trauma triggered by window sticker shock and awe. But now that the 2015 models are upon us, we can offer a therapy for automotive affordability anxiety: the 29th Annual Inquirer Cheap Car Survey. So, with a brake drum roll and a flourish of vehicular horns, let us get on with the business of diminishing the cost anxiety, thus dulling the exquisite pain of showroom shingles. This year's six-pack of low-rent rides is priced under $15,000.
NEWS
August 5, 2014 | By Sally and John Macdonald, For The Inquirer
You'd have thought we'd have taken a long road trip years ago, stoked as we were in our younger days by Steppenwolf's anthem to 1960s wanderlust, "Born to Be Wild. " Alas, we two never were very wild. And adventure to us always seemed more accessible by air or sea than by highway. We had never really taken off across the country just to see what's there. But last spring, we decided it was high time we gassed up the car to go road-tripping to see friends, family, landscapes, tourist attractions, and famed sights scattered across America's midsection.
NEWS
August 5, 2014
While easing human travels via the Atlantic City Expressway, New Jersey officials have admirably accommodated the rare reptiles that might venture to cross the highway. Better yet, they're deploying technology to make sure they do so. Vehicles traveling along the six-lane highway, which divides the Pinelands National Reserve, are a threat to some of New Jersey's already threatened wildlife population. One rare creature that finds its home in the Pinelands is the elusive northern pine snake.
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