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Driving on the Turnpike Is Going to Get Much More Expensive (For Some)

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. The Turnpike Ups Its Toll Rates — […]

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Say Goodbye to Cash Tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike

Long, idling car lines at Pennsylvania Turnpike tollbooths (and tollbooth attendants) could soon be a thing of the past. By late 2021, tollbooths on the […]

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With Pa. Turnpike Lawsuit Dismissed, SEPTA Can Breathe a Big Sigh of Relief

SEPTA officials can finally dream of big construction projects again, after a U.S. federal appeals court this week upheld a ruling that the Pennsylvania Turnpike was within […]

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SEPTA Has a Full Budget Again — at Least for Now

It’s been a whirlwind few months for SEPTA. The transit agency has been stuck in limbo and short $63 million for much of the past […]

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Here’s Why SEPTA’s Improvement Projects Are Back on Hold — Again

Thirty-seven SEPTA improvement projects, including trolley modernization and the renovation of the City Hall concourse, are back on hold over budgetary concerns. The pause on […]

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The Pennsylvania Turnpike Is Pretty Much Screwed, Says State Watchdog

Think turnpike tolls are expensive now? They’re expected to triple in under 30 years. Why? Because the state Turnpike Commission is currently $11.8 billion in debt — […]

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A Philly-to-Pittsburgh Hyperloop Just Got a Tiny Step Closer to Reality

The drive between Philly and Pittsburgh isn’t as bland as, say, the drive from Philly to New York City or Albany. As you get closer to […]

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Why Fate of SEPTA’s Big Plans Depends on Outcome of Pa. Turnpike Lawsuit

An ongoing lawsuit against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is threatening to derail some of SEPTA’s most ambitious infrastructure projects, including the $1 billion upgrade to […]

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Turnpike Tolls to Rise by 6 Percent Next Year

You’ll have to pay more to take the turnpike next year. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a 6 percent toll increase for 2018.

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Fractured Delaware River Bridge Reopens Ahead of Schedule

The Delaware River Bridge, which closed in late January after a serious fracture was discovered in its steel framework, reopened last night ahead of schedule.

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Here’s What’s Happening With the Delaware River Bridge

The Delaware River Bridge will remain closed for at least two weeks – and possibly much longer – as officials and experts scramble to determine the cause […]

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Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to Crack Down on Toll Violators

A new state law will enact harsher penalties on drivers who fail to pay Pennsylvania turnpike violations.

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Auditor: Turnpike Toll Increases Potentially “Unsustainable”

Pennsylvania residents are being warned of a potential “transportation disaster” following an audit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission that highlights the organization’s unstable finances.

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Pa. Turnpike Tolls To Increase By Six Percent Next Year

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a six percent toll increase for next year. The Pa. turnpike toll increase affects both E-ZPass users and those […]

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Almost All of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Now Has a 70 MPH Speed Limit

Gather ’round, children, for this tale of yore: Time was, the maximum speed for Pennsylvanians was 55 miles per hour. You’d head out in a […]