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January 24, 2013 | By Paul Nussbaum, Inquirer Staff Writer
Just before toll rates went up this month on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, tollpayers gave Turnpike Commission Chairman William K. Lieberman a belated Christmas present: a $40,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Lieberman, a Pittsburgh insurance executive, received the 2013 Grand Cherokee on Dec. 28 to replace a 2012 Grand Cherokee that he had received a year earlier. That one cost turnpike users $38,448. The year-old Cherokee was handed down to fellow Commissioner Pasquale "Pat" Deon, a Bucks County restaurateur and beer distributor (and SEPTA board chairman)
BUSINESS
April 5, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Although less than half a mile apart, the sprouting King of Prussia Town Center has no plans to compete with the mighty King of Prussia Mall, says the developer behind the new $100 million project. The Town Center - which sits where the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-76, and Routes 422 and 202 converge - aims to be "the downtown of Upper Merion Township. " "We will be complementary," said Tom Sebastian, senior vice president of development for the JBG Companies, a large commercial real estate developer in the Mid-Atlantic region, headquartered in Chevy Chase, Md. "We are offering something that is a different experience for the consumer.
NEWS
March 17, 1991 | By DAVID R. BOLDT
Driving back into the city after a recent vacation I was struck anew by a circumstance that has never ceased to both amaze and appall me. It is this: There is no interchange between the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Interstate 95. Worse still, the effort to make the traverse from one thoroughfare to the other can induce motorists to venture onto a by-way whose very name causes visitors from elsewhere to laugh out loud: Street Road. The most amazing aspect of this situation - the lack of an interchange - is that no one in Philadelphia seems to realize that it's a problem.
NEWS
April 17, 2012 | Staff Report
If you don't have E-ZPass, you should be careful following your GPS or an online map when it comes to two interchanges on to the Pennsylvania Turnpike in our area. The exits are E-ZPass only, and a Turnpike Authority spokesman says motorists who do not have E-ZPass tags could pay a lot more if they accidentally use them. They are Exit 352, the eastbound only Street Road Interchange in Bensalem, and Exit 340, the westbound only Virginia Drive Interchange near the Fort Washington Office Center in Upper Dublin Township.
NEWS
July 3, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Commuters who use the four bridges operated by the Delaware River Port Authority between New Jersey and Pennsylvania are one step closer to paying less in tolls. The DRPA finance committee approved a measure Wednesday that would lower tolls for frequent users of the Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Betsy Ross, and Commodore Barry bridges by $18 a month. The proposal will go before the authority's board of commissioners July 15. If approved, the changes would go into effect in November or December, officials said.
NEWS
February 16, 2014 | By Chris Palmer and Mari A. Schaefer, Inquirer Staff Writers
Dozens of cars and trucks skidded out of control and into each other on an ice-slickened Pennsylvania Turnpike early Friday, injuring at least 25 people, stranding hundreds of motorists, and paralyzing a critical roadway for much of the day. The pileup, between the Willow Grove and Bensalem exits, wasn't just one crash, but a series that left in its wake a wreckage scene fit for Hollywood: Several tractor-trailers jackknifed across the eastbound lanes,...
NEWS
January 3, 2013
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls are scheduled to increase Sunday. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission said Wednesday that most cash-paying customers would see a 10 percent increase, while E-ZPass users would pay 2 percent more. Motorists on the Southern Beltway in the Pittsburgh area will see a steeper increase in cash tolls. The commission has been expanding the differential between cash and electronic tolls since 2011. E-ZPass travelers saved up to 17 percent last year, and the pending changes will widen that to 25 percent in 2013.
NEWS
April 27, 2016
One person was killed when a tractor-trailer overturned onto a car Monday afternoon on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bucks County, authorities said. The accident occurred around 3 p.m. on the eastbound side near the Route 1 exit, the Pennsylvania State Police reported. The fatality occurred inside the car. @NBCPhiladelphia PA Turnpike just before exit 351. Car stuck under neath truck pic.twitter.com/3HJyM0kUIm — Lincoln Riddle (@riddle_lincoln) April 25, 2016 The eastbound lanes were still closed at 6:20 p.m., causing major traffic problems in both directions.
NEWS
December 15, 2012 | By Paul Nussbaum, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The $151 million project to widen six miles of the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Montgomery County has fallen a year behind schedule, but why is a matter of debate. The Turnpike Commission and its contractor, Walsh Construction of Canonsburg, Pa., blame each other for turning the three-year project into a four-year project, and the dispute may soon end up in court. Meanwhile, residents who live near the six-mile-long construction zone between the Lansdale and Mid-County exits are fuming over endless construction disruptions.
NEWS
January 3, 2013
A 34-year-old Conshohocken man was charged Wednesday with homicide by vehicle and other offenses in the Oct. 22 fatality of a state maintenance worker on the Pennsylvania Turnpike between Norristown and Valley Forge. Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said Benjamin Joseph Kane was driving with a suspended license when the 31,200-pound truck he was operating hit the rear of a Pennsylvania Turnpike vehicle on the right berm of a work zone. The collision, which occurred about 8:30 a.m. off the eastbound lanes of the turnpike, forced the turnpike truck to strike and fatally injure Michael San Felice, 66, of West Norriton, who was working in front of it, the district attorney said.
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BUSINESS
August 22, 2016 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer
Whoever wins the White House this fall, each party claims it will put more people to work updating this nation's embarrassingly worn roads, rails, bridges, ports, airports . . . And shopping malls ? "Whoever is elected president will work in the first year toward a more stimulative fiscal policy," says James M. Meyer , boss at Tower Bridge Investments , West Conshohocken. Hillary Clinton has posted a 12-page outline of a program "to encourage and advance U.S. infrastructure spending," including private and tax-exempt financing, since the government is strapped for cash these days, writes Matt Fabian , partner at Municipal Market Analytics . Clinton plans a five-year, $275 billion building program, plus a few billion to start a "National Infrastructure Bank" that would arrange "public-private partnerships" and tax-exempt municipal bonds to fund more construction, "recalling Obama's 2009 stimulus package.
NEWS
July 31, 2016 | By Andrew Seidman and Laura McCrystal, STAFF WRITERS
Hillary Clinton kicked off her general election campaign and bus tour through battleground states Friday at a rally in Philadelphia by comparing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to a king, while also arguing that the historic nature of her candidacy showed the goodness and potential of America. "Nobody who looked like me was thought to be possible to run for president" when the country was founded, Clinton told a few thousand supporters at Temple University, a day after she became the first woman to accept the presidential nomination of a major U.S. party.
BUSINESS
July 28, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
Upper Dublin Township has received a $2-million state grant to construct a new ramp from the Pennsylvania Turnpike directly onto Commerce Drive to reduce commute times for users of the Fort Washington Office Park, township officials said Tuesday. An additional Commonwealth Financing Authority grant of $250,000 was awarded to to help fund the construction of a paved walking and bike trail to the Fort Washington SEPTA train station and other Commerce Drive road improvements, the officials said in a release.
SPORTS
June 24, 2016 | By Ed Barkowitz, STAFF WRITER
READING - Phillies starter Vince Velasquez learned two things on his rehab trip to Reading on Wednesday. One, was that it went well out there on the mound. He threw 76 pitches in five innings and felt no discomfort in his previously strained right biceps. The second lesson involved the toll policy of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Those without E-Z pass must get a ticket upon entering. Velasquez, a California native who came up through the Astros organization, doesn't have E-Z pass, didn't get a ticket and now has to pay nearly twice as much.
NEWS
April 28, 2016 | By Emily Babay, Staff Writer
Authorities have identified the woman killed when a tractor-trailer overturned onto her car on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bucks County. State police said Tuesday that Kelly C. O'Brien, 18, of Moorestown, died in the Bensalem crash. The accident happened just before 3 p.m. Monday, when the tractor-trailer and O'Brien's car sideswiped each other in the eastbound lanes near the Route 1 exit. Both vehicles then veered onto an embankment, and the truck toppled onto the car, police said.
NEWS
April 27, 2016
One person was killed when a tractor-trailer overturned onto a car Monday afternoon on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bucks County, authorities said. The accident occurred around 3 p.m. on the eastbound side near the Route 1 exit, the Pennsylvania State Police reported. The fatality occurred inside the car. @NBCPhiladelphia PA Turnpike just before exit 351. Car stuck under neath truck pic.twitter.com/3HJyM0kUIm — Lincoln Riddle (@riddle_lincoln) April 25, 2016 The eastbound lanes were still closed at 6:20 p.m., causing major traffic problems in both directions.
BUSINESS
April 5, 2016 | By Suzette Parmley, Staff Writer
Although less than half a mile apart, the sprouting King of Prussia Town Center has no plans to compete with the mighty King of Prussia Mall, says the developer behind the new $100 million project. The Town Center - which sits where the Pennsylvania Turnpike, I-76, and Routes 422 and 202 converge - aims to be "the downtown of Upper Merion Township. " "We will be complementary," said Tom Sebastian, senior vice president of development for the JBG Companies, a large commercial real estate developer in the Mid-Atlantic region, headquartered in Chevy Chase, Md. "We are offering something that is a different experience for the consumer.
NEWS
April 4, 2016
Pedestrian hit by vehicle dies A pedestrian died after being hit by a vehicle in Pennsauken on Friday night, police said Saturday. The vehicle was traveling west on Route 70 near McClellan Avenue around 9:15 p.m. when it hit the pedestrian, who then died from the injuries, the Pennsauken Police Department said. No additional information was released by the police department about the driver or pedestrian. NBC10 reported that the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene and that the driver stayed at the scene.
NEWS
April 4, 2016
One person died in a fiery multivehicle crash on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Chester County early Saturday morning, authorities said. The crash occurred about 5:05 a.m. in the westbound lanes near Exit 312 for Downingtown, in Uwchlan Township, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. The driver of a 2014 Hyundai drove into the rear of a tractor-trailer and spun off the highway, bursting into flames, a State Police report said. That driver, who remains unidentified, died in the flames.
NEWS
March 5, 2016
ISSUE | SEPTA REGIONAL RAIL Another option to link city and King of Prussia SEPTA wants to extend regional rail service to King of Prussia with an elevated, four-to-five-mile spur running mainly along the Pennsylvania Turnpike ("SEPTA reveals K of P rail plan," Saturday). But there is another option, and it would not disrupt residential neighborhoods and the commercial district along Route 202. Why not extend the former R6 Line, now known as the Manayunk/Norristown Line, farther west?
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