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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.
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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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September 20, 2016 | By David O'Reilly, Staff Writer
After Maura Rosato, a restaurant cook, sliced her hand at work not long ago, she weighed her health-care options thoughtfully. "I could go to my doctor," she said last week. "I could go to the emergency room. Or I could go here," she said, nodding toward the sweeping stone-and-glass exterior of LourdesCare at Cherry Hill, an ambulatory-care center on Route 70. More than a doctor's office, less than a hospital, capacious health-care facilities like this are sprouting along Route 70 in Cherry Hill, earning it the nickname "Health Care Highway" from Mayor Chuck Cahn.
NEWS
September 13, 2016
Like death and taxes, there are two guarantees when it comes to driving on the Pennsylvania Turnpike: potholes and toll increases. But despite nine years of annual toll hikes, the Turnpike Commission's finances have crumbled worse than the 360-mile road. In fact, the commission has amassed a debt level that is "potentially unsustainable," according to a recent audit by state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale. The audit found the commission's net position - assets minus liabilities - has ballooned from $1.76 billion in 2007 to a negative $4.11 billion in 2015.
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August 18, 2016 | By Daniel Block, Staff Writer
Norristown has assets that other towns would envy: Excellent transportation access, proximity to employment centers, the seat of one of the state's wealthiest counties. Yet it has not enjoyed the prosperity of its counterparts in Bucks, Chester, and Delaware Counties - Doylestown, West Chester, and Media, respectively - and Norristown has issues that no other town would envy, including high crime, poverty, and property-tax rates. But after years of false starts, regional planners think that a major highway-construction project could be just the thing that can get the municipality on the road to recovery.
TRAVEL
August 8, 2016 | By Larissa and Michael Milne, For The Inquirer
While on a road trip, we can take precautions to ensure safety, but sometimes events are out of our control. We were driving south on Interstate 71 in Ohio this year when the car in front of us suddenly swerved and then - thwack! - a large piece of tire smashed into our front bumper. We veered onto the left shoulder to avoid more of the debris as other cars did the same. A FedEx truck just ahead of us had blown a tire, strewing tattered steel-belted rubber across the highway. It pulled over to the right lane and continued on slowly as the ragged remains of the tire made a rat-a-tat-tat sound against the road.
NEWS
June 6, 2016 | By Dan DeLuca, Music Critic
Steve Gunn makes road music, transfixing guitar rock that gathers momentum as it heads out on an open-ended journey. The 39-year-old blues- and jazz-schooled songwriter casts an exploratory spell on the new Eyes on the Lines (***1/2), his eighth solo album and first for prestige indie label Matador. "You were lost on the road from a different way / Pushed too far, miles away," Gunn sings on Eyes' opener "Ancient Jules. " "Slept in the grass, sky turned gray / Set out in the other direction and found a way. " The song's video finds Gunn traversing green hills and dales near the England-Scotland border until a flat tire runs his motorcycle aground.
NEWS
March 13, 2016 | By Inga Saffron, Inquirer Architecture Critic
Last week, Mayor Kenney began talking up a plan to upgrade Philadelphia's neighborhood libraries and rec centers. Many of those structures date from the period after World II, when the city embarked on a campaign to bring civic buildings to far-flung parts of the city. Because they were intended as community anchors, the city would often hire top architects and encourage them to produce significant designs. The Northeast Regional Library on Cottman Avenue is one of the most notable results.
NEWS
March 13, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
When New Jersey State Trooper Sean Cullen was fatally struck while at a motor vehicle crash this week, he was in one of the most vulnerable positions for a state police officer: On a busy expressway, without even the protection of his cruiser. In or out of their vehicles, New Jersey's highways have been deadly for its state police force. The department has seen 70 line-of-duty deaths since 1923, the earliest death recorded, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, which tracks law enforcement deaths nationwide.
NEWS
March 9, 2016
DEVELOPING: A New Jersey state trooper injured Monday night in an accident on I-295 in West Deptford has died, authorities said. The trooper, who was not identified, was struck on the highway about 8:30 and was taken to Cooper University Hospital, authorities said. Information on the trooper's condition was unavailable. The highway was closed Monday night as police investigated the accident. - Staff report  
NEWS
March 6, 2016 | Al Haas, FOR THE INQUIRER
Toyota is obviously doing something right with the Camry. It has been America's best-selling family sedan for the last 14 years. There are reasons for this midsize car's popularity: The Camry is affordable, economical, boasts nice fit and finish, holds its value well, and doesn't break much. If there's been a knock on this guy, it is that its styling over the years has been conservative enough to qualify as visual NyQuil. Car and Driver less than reverentially suggested the car has long been "reliable but dull" and "the suburban transport appliance of choice.
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October 25, 2015 | By Al Haas, For The Inquirer
The original Ford Taurus laid claim to the most seminal body design of its time. After its debut in the 1980s, lots of other cars started to look like jelly beans. When it came time for the car's inevitable redesign, Jack Telnack, then Ford's vice president for design, said his styling team was faced with a daunting situation: How can we redesign and not lose this car's fence-clearing essence? How hard can we tug on the Superdesign's cape? Kia faced a similar problem, when it redesigned its Optima midsize sedan for 2016.
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