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  New Jersey Turnpike (I-95)
In the 1960's and 1970's, sentiment toward the turnpike turned negative, as the turnpike was represented as the spoiler of the environment and the cause of national malaise.
The Bergen County section of the New Jersey Turnpike Extension was to be built by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, while the Rockland County section was to be constructed by the New York State Thruway Authority.
A new EXIT 12A was to be constructed on the thruway mainline for the New Jersey Turnpike extension.
www.nycroads.com /roads/nj-turnpike   (6957 words)

  turnpike. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The first American turnpike to be constructed and operated by a private corporation was the Lancaster Turnpike built (1792) in Pennsylvania.
Thereafter turnpikes were regularly private enterprises, and turnpike corporations held the leadership in the development of the American corporation system.
Famous turnpikes included the post road from New York to Boston (now part of U.S. 1), the two roads from New York to Albany (on the two sides of the Hudson River), and the roads from Albany to Buffalo, main lines of communication with the developing West.
www.bartleby.com /65/tu/turnpike.html   (698 words)

 History of the MTA
The Maine Turnpike Authority (Authority) was created by an act of the Legislature in 1941 as an independent state agency and given the authority to construct and operate a Turnpike "from some point at or near Kittery to a point at or near Fort Kent".
The Maine Turnpike was initially constructed as a 45-mile, four-lane, divided highway between Kittery and Portland (Section I), and was financed by a $20.6 million bond issue.
In this manner, the Turnpike is different from most state agencies that must pledge the faith and assets of the state (tax funds) to borrow money.
www.maineturnpike.com /html/about/history.html   (959 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Connecticut Turnpike   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Interstate highways in the state are I-95 (the Connecticut Turnpike) running southwest to northeast along the coast, I-84 running southwest to northeast in the center of the state, I-91 running north to south in the center of the state, and I-395 running north to south near the eastern border of the state.
Most operating turnpike corporations were undercapitalized and were unable to maintain the roads with the tolls collected, particularly in the face of increasing competition from the railroads.
In 1854, the state permitted the turnpike corporations to give their roads back to the towns through which they passed, and, at about the same time, provided for turnpike franchise forfeiture as the penalty for neglecting repairs.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Connecticut-Turnpike   (507 words)

 Pennsylvania Highways:  Pennsylvania Turnpike
In 1946, the Turnpike was recognized by a competitor: the Pennsylvania Railroad.
In a 1954 Turnpike brochure was the sentence.
As the Turnpike was preparing to count its 200 millionth vehicle, it was apparent that something had to be done to bring the growing traffic count under control.
www.pahighways.com /toll/PATurnpike.html   (15067 words)

 Stand-in collectors work turnpike toll booths   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brad Heigel, a turnpike engineer for 15 years, said his wife and three children were spending Thanksgiving at a family gathering in central Pennsylvania.
To simplify collections during the strike, turnpike administrators imposed a flat rate of $2 per car and $15 for commercial vans and trucks.
Turnpike executives abruptly stopped collections at the Gateway interchange near the Ohio line to spare motorists from paying two tolls.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/04331/417566.stm   (504 words)

 Kansas Turnpike Authority
Tolls are the major source of revenue to maintain and operate the Turnpike as well as pay back bondholders who loaned private capital to finance, construct and reconstruct the Turnpike.
However, if you exit the turnpike before your final destination you will need to pay the applicable fare for that portion of your trip, and obtain a new entry ticket when you re-enter the turnpike and pay the applicable toll charge for the remainder of your trip.
The Turnpike crosses the historic Santa Fe Trail near milepost 155 and the Oregon Trail near milepost 189.
ksturnpike.com /kta/kta.html   (1225 words)

 Turnpike Policy Needs To Be Re-examined, Tulsa-Area Legislators Say
In addition, Roach noted, 18 other turnpikes that would stretch 1,608 miles across Oklahoma -- roughly the distance between Oklahoma City and Los Angeles -- and potentially would cost more than $5 billion to build have been authorized over the years by the Legislature.
As a result, state law provides that agreements for financing turnpikes "may contain a provision that tolls shall continue to be charged on all "of the state's" tolls roads "until the bonds, and the interest thereon, of all...
turnpikes have been fully paid off, and a provision that the revenues from any of the turnpikes in excess of its operating and maintenance costs and sinking funds and other reserve requirements shall be used to pay the obligations of the other turnpikes."
www.lsb.state.ok.us /house/news1995.htm   (720 words)

 AEH: EUR.IO: Turnpike Trusts and the Transportaton Revolution in Eighteenth Century England   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Turnpike trusts were non-profit organizations that financed road improvements by levying tolls.
Turnpike trusts were established by Acts of Parliament, which gave them authority over existing roads that were previously maintained by villages.
Unlike turnpike trusts, villages were not allowed to levy tolls on road users.
www.eh.net /pipermail/abstracts/2003-December/000084.html   (270 words)

 AP: Turnpike Strike Means Tough Decision for Union Truckers
Trucks weighing between 40 and 50 tons, the most common on the turnpike, normally would pay $140 to travel from the east side of the state to the west, while heavier trucks are typically charged $794 to travel end-to-end.
Turnpike officials said they may raise the flat fees, which were based on average tolls, if the system begins to show losses compared to last year's revenues.
Turnpike officials said the unions were making unrealistic demands regarding work rules.
www.teamster.org /04news/hn_041126_1.htm   (522 words)

 Letter Ruling 84-82: Fuels used on MA Turnpike
The Massachusetts Turnpike is not a Massachusetts highway within the meaning of Chapters 64A, 64E and 64F.
You contend that because fuel used on the Massachusetts Turnpike is exempt from Massachusetts tax, the calculation of Massachusetts miles traveled should exclude Turnpike miles.
A person operating a motor vehicle on the Turnpike using fuel upon which an excise has been paid or is chargeable is entitled to a single Turnpike use refund.
www.mass.gov /?pageID=dorterminal&L=8&L0=Home&L1=Businesses&L2=Help+%26+Resources&L3=Legal+Library&L4=Letter+Rulings&L5=Letter+Rulings+-+By+Year(s)&L6=1984+and+Prior&L7=1984+Rulings&sid=Ador&b=terminalcontent&f=dor_rul_reg_lr_lr_84_82&csid=Ador   (650 words)

 Maine Turnpike (I-95)
The original turnpike, which connected US 1 in Kittery (at the current EXIT 2) with the US 1 Connector (the current EXIT 45) in South Portland, had only three intermediate interchanges: in Wells, Biddeford, and Saco (interchanges at York, Kennebunk, and Scarborough were not added until later).
By 1997, with turnpike traffic approaching 45 million vehicles per year (representing a near quadrupling in just over 20 years), voters reconsidered their opposition to widening by voting in a 60-40 margin to widen the turnpike.
The turnpike's notorious dips also were filled in to improve visibility and safety; at one point near the Saco-Scarborough town line, engineers raised the roadbed by ten feet.
www.bostonroads.com /roads/me-turnpike   (2780 words)

 New Jersey Turnpike Authority- Official Guide to the Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway.
HOV lanes are located on the Turnpike north- and south-bound between Interchange 11 in Woodbridge and Interchange 14 in Newark and operate on weekdays from 6 a.m.
Running through one of the nation's busiest regions, from New Jersey's northern meadowlands to its southern farmlands, the Turnpike is the road to the region's growth.
Two tunnels and three bridges connect it to New York City and interlinked with the region's other transportation systems,air,rail and road, the New Jersey Turnpike is one of the most traveled arteries in the nation.
www.state.nj.us /turnpike   (558 words)

 Mitt Romney Encyclopedia / Turnpike
The Turnpike Authority is a five-member board that is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Massachusetts Turnpike and the Metropolitan Highway System, which includes the three harbor crossings and the Central Artery.
Turnpike officials also stated that the number of leaks being investigated was down from 1000 to 500.
However, earlier controversies over impact of the Massachusetts Turnpike Boston extension, particularly on the heavily populated neighborhood of Brighton, and the large number of additional homes that would have had to be destroyed led to massive community opposition to both the Inner Belt and the Boston section of I-95.
myclob.pbwiki.com /Turnpike   (5880 words)

 Getting Around: Did you too miss the turnpike's party on Route 576?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There was a public celebration and party yesterday where the Pennsylvania Turnpike has finished its latest expansion project, but officials didn't publicize it very much.
The turnpike billed Community Day as a "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity to walk, bike, pedal or jog on the road before it opens to vehicles.
Turnpike officials said the plan was to keep the party "local," so no general news release was issued.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/06281/728030-147.stm   (686 words)

 New Hampshire Turnpike (I-95)
Local businesses renewed their fight against the turnpike, and estimated that the construction of the highway (and the concomitant loss of traffic on US 1) would result in the loss of $80,000 per year in gasoline taxes, and $500,000 per year in lost wages.
The 14-mile-long, four-lane turnpike, which was to be the first superhighway in the state, was to extend from the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border north to the Portsmouth traffic circle.
Reflecting pre-Interstate standards, the original turnpike featured grade separation and wide separation of interchanges, but limited shoulders and a simple steel median guardrail were among the turnpike's many shortcomings.
www.bostonroads.com /roads/nh-turnpike   (1647 words)

 Turnpike economics - The Boston Globe
The deal is painfully complicated, and involved two transactions, one with the investment house UBS and a subsequent one with Lehman Brothers.
At the time the authority had $2.2 billion of fixed-rate debt for the eastern part of the turnpike, and the authority arranged an option that gave UBS, beginning in 2007, the ability to force the authority to swap $800 million of debt, with the turnpike paying UBS a fixed rate and receiving a floating rate.
A year later the turnpike executed a second option with Lehman -- a deal brought to the turnpike by Lehman executive Paul Haley, former chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
www.boston.com /business/articles/2006/08/23/turnpike_economics   (665 words)

 Pa.'s 'Turnpike Church' to lose roadside staircases - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
NEW BALTIMORE, Pa. (AP) — A popular roadside attraction at the so-called "Turnpike Church" will soon be a thing of the past thanks to a highway upgrade and safety concerns.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission plans to remove the steps leading to St. John the Baptist Church, about 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.
The two sets of concrete stairs, which climb out of the Pennsylvania Turnpike on both sides to the church, will be removed as part of an eight-mile upgrade of the roadway.
www.usatoday.com /travel/news/2007-03-12-pa-turnpike-church_N.htm?POE=TRVISVA   (385 words)

 Delaware Turnpike (I-95)
Four years later, in 1955, state officials returned with a proposal for a new toll road, the Delaware Turnpike, which was to connect the Delaware Memorial Bridge with the Northeast Expressway, a toll road being developed by the state of Maryland.
Between 1968 and 1972, the turnpike was widened to six lanes, a project that was funded by turnpike tolls.
The Delaware Turnpike opened with a ten-cent toll at the Newark barrier toll plaza, and five-cent tolls were collected at interchanges.
www.phillyroads.com /roads/de-turnpike   (1449 words)

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 USATODAY.com - Pennsylvania Turnpike workers continue strike   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Normally, the toll varies by distance, but the flat rate — based on the average tolls —; was charged to prevent backups at the toll plazas.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission planned to bring in temporary workers to collect tolls along with the managers, who were putting in 12-hour shifts.
Turnpike chief executive Joe Brimmeier said Teamsters locals 77 and 250 were making unrealistic demands regarding work rules.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2004-11-25-pa-turnpike_x.htm   (389 words)

 Safety and economics: Key reasons for widening the turnpike
According to the Maine Turnpike Alternatives Study, prepared by Vanasse Hangen, Brustlin, Inc. (VHB) in association with RKG Associates, Inc., "the overall accident rate on the four-lane section is approximately 72.4 percent greater than the accident rate on the six-lane section" of the turnpike.
During the past ten years, turnpike traffic has increased by an average of nearly 5 percent per year and is projected to continue to increase at an annual rate of 2.75 percent in the years ahead.
The VHB study forecasts that such a rise in turnpike traffic will cause annual commercial vehicle travel to be delayed 50,000 hours in the year 2005, increasing to nearly 62,000 hours by 2010.
www.umaine.edu /mcsc/MPR/Vol6No2/Commentary/Bickmore/commentbickmore.htm   (890 words)

Construct extensions to the existing turnpike from a point westerly of existing Interchange 2 extending northerly to a connection with the existing interchange between U.S. Route 422 and proposed State Route 60 in Lawrence County and extending southerly to a connection with existing State Route 60 in Beaver County at or near State Route 51.
Construct an extension to the turnpike from a point at or near Interchange 8 in Westmoreland County extending northerly to an interchange with State Route 66 northwest of Greensburg and continuing northerly to an interchange with U.S. Route 22 south of Delmont.
The turnpikes and the future toll road conversions authorized by this chapter are hereby or shall be made part of the Pennsylvania Turnpike System, as provided in the act of August 14, 1951 (P.L.1232, No.282), referred to as the Pennsylvania Turnpike System Financing Act.
members.aol.com /StatutesP5/75.Cp.89.html   (826 words)

 Ohio Turnpike - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ohio Turnpike (officially the James W. Shocknessy Ohio Turnpike) is a publicly-built toll east-west expressway across northern Ohio.
The Turnpike was built during the 1950s by the Ohio Turnpike Commission which continues to own and operate it.
It should be noted that the Ohio Turnpike actually enters within the city limits of a number of cities along its route--notably, Toledo, Elyria, and several cities in the Southern portion of Cuyahoga County.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ohio_Turnpike   (998 words)

 Pennsylvania ...
The Pennsylvania Turnpike was originally an idea for a railroad, which started in the 1880s but was never completed.4 1/2 miles of tunneling was completed at 7 mountains from Laurel Mountain to Blue Mountain.
The original turnpike used most of Vanderbilt's right-of-way and several of the half-finished tunnels for the turnpike.
The size of the existing single-track bores, and the available technology of the time dictated that the turnpike tunnels also be single-bore, with one lane of traffic in each direction.
www.pumpwarehouse.com /pat.html   (771 words)

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