Drivers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will pay higher tolls in 2013.
Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls will be higher in 2013 as the result of an increase approved by the turnpike commission: The last time tolls went up was January 2011. The commission says the change will hike toll revenue 3 percent to fulfill a $450 million funding obligation to the state. More changes are in the works as turnpike officials consider the possibility of eliminating toll plazas and cash payments. __________________________ Please help us get to 1,000 Facebook “likes” by clicking here and “liking” us. Check out some of today's other top stories here.
Mystery of the endless detour is solved.
A few weeks ago I wrote a column about traffic-related issues in getting to and from drum major camp. I wondered at that time if Graham and Old State roads were lost to us forever. Of course, as we all do, I blamed PennDOT, which is sort of a no-brainer. It probably gets blamed for climate change, it's such a handy target. After the column was published, like-minded, detour-weary residents who live near those roads sent me some angry emails. The gist of those notes: Why have those two roads been closed for so long and, will they reopen in our lifetimes? I decided to find out. I called PennDOT, and its helpful spokesman, Jim Struzzi, explained that this was not PennDOT's fault, not with these two roads anyway. The only road PennDOT has …