Deb Erdley | Monday April 1, 2019, Pittsburgh Tribune Review
A coalition of transportation agencies Monday issued the latest alert on a looming transportation crisis, driven in part by the law that ordered the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to send $450 million a year to PennDOT.
The Southeast Partnership for Mobility, which includes the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA), the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and PennDOT, weighed in with a report labeling the state’s transportation funding system unsustainable.
Nicole Brambila | Thursday, March 21, 2019, Pittsburgh Tribune Review
A state lawmaker announced Wednesday that she would lead the effort to address Pennsylvania’s looming transportation crisis and the possible $50 million annual revenue loss for the next three decades.
Pennsylvania Senate Transportation Committee Chair Kim Ward, R-Hempfield, said during a press conference at the capitol that the funding challenges threaten public transportation. She specifically mentioned the pending litigation against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.
Ed Blazina | Tuesday, July 3, 2018, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
To Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, the state Turnpike Commission’s decision Tuesday to raise tolls for the 11th year in a row highlights a fundamental mistake the state made more than 10 years ago.
Beginning Jan. 6, the most common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase from $1.30 to $1.38 for E-ZPass customers; from $2.10 to $2.25 for cash customers; and from $6.75 to $7.20 for Toll By Plate. For Class-5 tractor-trailer trucks, the fee for the most common tolls will increase from $3.45 to $3.66 for E-ZPass and from $15.35 to $16.30 for cash.