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.
August 22, 2016 |
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.
July 31, 2016 |
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.
July 28, 2016 |
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.
June 24, 2016 |
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.
April 28, 2016 |
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.
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.
April 5, 2016 |
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.
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.
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.