Pennsylvania Turnpike investigation

Number 27969
Subject Infrastructure
Source WTAE-TV (Pittsburgh)
State Pennsylvania
Year 2016
Publication Date March 24, 2016
Summary WTAE TV revealed waste, mismanagement and conflicts of interest at the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Emails showed turnpike officials congratulating themselves for their response to a storm that left more than 500 drivers stranded for more than 20 hours. Records revealed turnpike commissioners getting take-home cars even though they meet only once a month. Documents showed a turnpike commissioner cutting personal business deals with turnpike vendors. All this occurred as the turnpike hiked tolls and cut back on projects to deal with a financial crisis.
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Keywords turnpike; infrastructure; roads;
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