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January 2021

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A Note From Our Chair

I am excited to kick off a new year by announcing a $117 million reconstruction and six-lane widening project in Somerset County. This investment reflects our commitment to providing safe and uninterrupted travel for customers. In addition, this section dates to the original Turnpike construction that was built in the 1930s and opened on Oct. 1, 1940...

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RECONSTRUCTION INVESTMENT CONTINUES

The PTC broke ground on a major Somerset County reconstruction and widening project this month that will result in another seven miles of totally rebuilt and widened highway.

The $117 million project between mileposts 102 and 109 — being funded with toll dollars as part of the PTC’s capital plan, is to be completed in the summer of 2024...

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PTC ANNOUNCES UPGRADES TO TOLL APP

While E-ZPass is the most affordable way to travel on the Turnpike, the PTC has upgraded its PA TOLL PAY smartphone application to provide savings to customers who elect to use the TOLL BY PLATE system. The enhanced app now allows non-E-ZPass customers to create an autopay account and receive 15 percent savings on monthly TOLL BY PLATE invoices...

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2021 TOLL RATES IN EFFECT

The 2021 toll-rate schedule took effect Jan. 3. The PTC implemented a 6 percent toll increase for all E-ZPass rates systemwide and for the PA Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE rates that had been established prior to the 2020 conversion to All-Electronic Tolling (AET) at these six locations...

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PTC CEO MARK COMPTON LEADS INDUSTRY GROUP

PTC CEO Mark Compton has been elected 2021 president of the International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association (IBTTA), a worldwide association that represents owners and operators of toll facilities and their business partners. Compton was elected president by IBTTA’s membership during their 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & Exhibition, which brought together more than 1,000 transportation leaders from around the world...

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TRAFFIC AND REVENUE UPDATE

The charts below show a week-by-week rundown of the traffic and revenue numbers from March 2020 to Jan. 23, 2021...

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