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Contact: Lowman S. Henry (717) 939-9551 # 2934 April 25, 1996
THE PENNSYLVANIA TURNPIKE'S HOME PAGE ON THE INTERNET
America's first superhighway will become part of the
information superhighway on April 29th with the start-up of a
Pennsylvania Turnpike Home Page on the World Wide Web.
"The Pennsylvania Turnpike has historically embraced new
technologies and adapted them to the cause of improved customer
service, safety and convenience," said Commission Chairman James F.
Malone, III. "We look at the establishment of a web site as one
more way we can communicate effectively with the motoring public."
Initially, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Home Page will provide
such useful travel information as construction schedules and toll-
free telephone numbers for roadway and weather conditions. It will
also include vital safety information such as State Police and
emergency road service numbers along with instructions on how to
use emergency call boxes. Internet surfers will also be able to
read a history of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
In the coming months, Turnpike web-spinners plan to add
valuable travel information; details on various Turnpike services,
sites and benefits; more contact points and phone numbers and links
to various other Pennsylvania web sites. There are also plans to
make the Home Page interactive, providing a mechanism for E-mail,
surveys and questionnaires.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike's new cyberspace exit, can be found
at milepost HTTP:\\WWW.PATURNPIKE.COM.
P.O. Box 67676, Harrisburg, PA 17106-7676 Phone: (717) 939-9551 Fax: (717) 986-9649