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Re: PA Turnpike News
« Reply #150 on: December 10, 2010, 02:58:12 PM »

In fact, if we care about interchange names at all (I'm not clear why we do; this isn't Germany)...

Where you think the idea for the Turnpike came from.
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Re: PA Turnpike News
« Reply #151 on: December 13, 2010, 06:30:21 PM »

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Re: PA Turnpike News
« Reply #152 on: December 22, 2010, 06:10:31 PM »

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Re: PA Turnpike News
« Reply #153 on: December 22, 2010, 07:10:56 PM »

Pennsylvania Turnpike Changes Mind About Not Printing Tolls on Tickets - Harrisburg Patriot-News

Nice that they have decided to reverse it.  Too bad it will take like 3 months for the new tickets to be ready. :pan:

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Re: PA Turnpike News
« Reply #154 on: December 22, 2010, 07:18:47 PM »

Pennsylvania Turnpike Changes Mind About Not Printing Tolls on Tickets - Harrisburg Patriot-News
That'll make the blank toll tickets a collectors' item.  Jeff, you're PennDOT incarnate, can you get some for us?

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Re: PA Turnpike News
« Reply #155 on: December 22, 2010, 08:14:46 PM »

Pennsylvania Turnpike Changes Mind About Not Printing Tolls on Tickets - Harrisburg Patriot-News
That'll make the blank toll tickets a collectors' item.  Jeff, you're PennDOT incarnate, can you get some for us?

I second that!
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Re: PA Turnpike News
« Reply #156 on: December 22, 2010, 08:23:31 PM »

Pennsylvania Turnpike Changes Mind About Not Printing Tolls on Tickets - Harrisburg Patriot-News
That'll make the blank toll tickets a collectors' item.  Jeff, you're PennDOT incarnate, can you get some for us?

I second that!

And I'll 3rd it!  Too bad it's the Turnpike we're talking about which isn't part of PennDOT (yet....).

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Re: PA Turnpike News
« Reply #157 on: December 23, 2010, 03:18:39 PM »

Pennsylvania Turnpike Changes Mind About Not Printing Tolls on Tickets - Harrisburg Patriot-News
That'll make the blank toll tickets a collectors' item.  Jeff, you're PennDOT incarnate, can you get some for us?

I doubt it.

When I held the 2003 Harrisburg Meet which included a tour of the PTC HQ, we tried to score some then but were told no.
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Re: PA Turnpike News
« Reply #158 on: February 01, 2011, 06:36:54 PM »

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Re: PA Turnpike News
« Reply #162 on: March 24, 2011, 11:20:11 PM »

Pennsylvania Turnpike Starts Construction of Route 29 All-Electronic Interchange

This project, much like many of them, has been talked about for years and it's finally getting off the drawing boards unlike many that have not.
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« Reply #163 on: March 28, 2011, 11:52:10 AM »

While it is well known to regulars on this board that I am resistant to all-electronic tolling at this point in time, I do have to agree that building this interchange as EZ-Pass only is a reasonable idea in this case.

As this looks to be an interchange primarily for commuters, the percentage of potential users of the interchange that already have EZPasses is probably much higher than the 60% average mentioned in the press release.

Also, with the PTC looking to go all electronic in the near future, it wouldn't be prudent to spend money on traditional toll booths here.  And, hopefully, once the PTC does go all electronic, they will change the cameras to toll non-transponder users at the toll-by-plate rate instead of looking at them as violators.
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Re: PA Turnpike News
« Reply #164 on: April 14, 2011, 05:21:51 PM »

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Re: PA Turnpike News
« Reply #165 on: April 15, 2011, 11:36:20 AM »

^^^

Nothing unusual of the stories of the unhappy people here.

Unfortunately, there's only so much that can be done to fight eminent domain.

And, while it must stink to be one of the affected property owners, anyone with any degree of common sense should know that losing land or the entire property to a road project comes with buying a property by a major highway.  But, far too many people don't have common sense and they expect their freeway adjacent property to be as quiet and stable as a cabin in the woods.
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Re: PA Turnpike News
« Reply #167 on: May 19, 2011, 02:03:45 PM »

Pa. Turnpike Announces Reopening of Dauphin Lebanon County Service Plaza

This comes nearly a week after the Bowmansville Service Plaza reopened on the eastbound side in Lancaster County.
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« Reply #168 on: June 27, 2011, 11:10:57 PM »

Prank signs on rest area drinking fountains target gas drilling - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Professionally done signs are being affixed to drinking fountains at service plazas along the Turnpike, but they aren't official.
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Re: PA Turnpike News
« Reply #169 on: June 28, 2011, 12:52:08 PM »



Prank signs on rest area drinking fountains target gas drilling - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Professionally done signs are being affixed to drinking fountains at service plazas along the Turnpike, but they aren't official.

You know you pay attention to signs a bit too much when you see that, and before even reading it's "warning" you think "Gee... That DEP logo looks bogus."
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Re: PA Turnpike News
« Reply #170 on: June 28, 2011, 09:09:03 PM »



Prank signs on rest area drinking fountains target gas drilling - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Professionally done signs are being affixed to drinking fountains at service plazas along the Turnpike, but they aren't official.

You know you pay attention to signs a bit too much when you see that, and before even reading it's "warning" you think "Gee... That DEP logo looks bogus."

Hate to say there are a lot of "special interest" groups that advertise on PA Turnpike billboards.  I can think of AFSCME, anti puppy mill organizations, an association for juvenile justice officers, and clean coal.
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Re: PA Turnpike News
« Reply #171 on: June 28, 2011, 11:33:08 PM »

^^What's wrong with that?

And it's unconstitutional to prohibit advocacy or political speech unless you prohibit billboards altogether.
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« Reply #172 on: June 29, 2011, 02:30:18 PM »

Hate to say there are a lot of "special interest" groups that advertise on PA Turnpike billboards.  I can think of AFSCME, anti puppy mill organizations, an association for juvenile justice officers, and clean coal.

I do not recall seeing any billboards within the PTC ROW.  The ones outside the fenced off ROW are usually owned by Viacom and other advertising agencies.
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« Reply #173 on: June 29, 2011, 02:43:01 PM »

Better than on Florida's Turnpike:
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