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April 2021

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A NOTE FROM OUR CHAIR

Spring is a welcome time of year for our industry, and perhaps now more than ever as we emerge from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our construction season is underway and, on a much larger scale, in this edition of The Road Ahead, I am pleased to share additional information on Gov. Tom Wolf’s launch of the Transportation Revenue Options Commission (TROC). This is an aggressive, “all in” initiative to develop sustainable revenue solutions to address our transportation funding crisis and Commission initiatives...

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PTC JOINS GOV. WOLF’S INITIATIVE TO ADDRESS TRANSPORTATION FUNDING

Gov. Tom Wolf has issued an executive order to create the Transportation Revenue Options Commission (TROC) to identify alternatives to the gas tax and identify sustainable revenue sources for transportation systems. PennDOT Secretary and PTC Chair Yassmin Gramian will serve as the chair. CEO Mark Compton will serve as a Commission member...

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CREWS WRAP UP CONSTRUCTION ON NORTHEASTERN EXTENSION PROJECT

The PTC recently announced the substantial completion of a $225 million total reconstruction and widening project of approximately six miles of the Northeastern Extension (I-476) between the Lansdale Interchange, Exit 31, and the Quakertown Interchange, Exit 44, Montgomery County...

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FIBER OPTIC NETWORK WILL BOOST CONNECTIVITY, POWER AUTOMATED VEHICLES

The PTC is installing a new fiber optic network along more than 200 miles of the Turnpike, an investment that will boost connectivity between our administrative buildings and support All-Electronic Tolling and Intelligent Transportation Systems...

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WOMEN’S NETWORK 2021 CONFERENCE A SUCCESS, DESPITE PANDEMIC

The Women’s Network 2021 “Exceeding the Vision” conference, held virtually in March, drew more than 700 individual logins throughout the weeklong event. PTC Chair Yassmin Gramian kicked off the conference with a discussion of the challenges women face in the transportation industry, as well as the accomplishments that many have made and continue to make. Other Turnpike employees from engineering, toll collection operations, information technology, human resources and other departments led discussions on a wide range of topics throughout the week...

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PTC’S KELLI ROBERTS TAKES ON NEW ROLE

Kelli Roberts has been promoted to the position of Director of Policy and External Affairs, providing leadership on initiatives and projects of cross-departmental importance...

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