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Harper Has Doubts About Turnpike Debt

Turnpike-LogoSome state lawmakers are concerned about the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s financial condition.

Commission CEO Roger Nutt said at a legislative hearing last week that annual toll hikes will pay down its high debt, but House Transportation Committee member Kate Harper of Montgomery County has her doubts.

“Turnpike officials believe that it’s sort of like a Home Equity Loan, that as long as you can make the payments it’s not a problem how much debt that you have.  I hope they’re right, but I’m not sure that they are.”

She says the toll road is not the only thing dragging the commission deeper into debt.

“We have a transportation funding crisis in Pennsylvania, and right now the turnpike is shouldering part of the burden by paying for SEPTA, about $250 million a year, and also putting another $200 million toward roads and bridges around the state.  If you think of the turnpike as part of Pennsylvania’s transportation system it makes sense.”

Harper says a law passed a few years ago required the turnpike to share toll receipts with other roads and bridge and mass transit, but it also included charging tolls on Interstate 80, and when the federal government turned that down the turnpike ended up carrying heavy debt.  She says lawmakers need to recognize the crisis and deal with it.

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WNPV AM 1440 Tomorrow's high school concerts on WNPV 1440 AM or www.wnpv1440.com: 12-12:30 = Quakertown sponsored by QNB 12:30-1 = Calvary Baptist sponsored by Van Dame Custom Builder 1-1:30 = Perkiomen Valley sponsored by Ambler Savings 1:30-2 = Methacton sponsored by Einstein Medical Center Montgomery 2-2:30 = Upper Perkiomen sponsored by State Farm agent Kathy Clancy 2:30-3 = Wiasshickon sponsored by Ambler Savings followed by The Pinstripe Bowl with Penn State!
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WNPV AM 1440 High school concerts today: 12-12:30 = North Penn sponsored by State Rep. Bob Godshall 12:30-1 = Lansdale Catholic sponsored by Tex Mex Connection 1-1:30 = Souderton sponsored by State Sen. Bob Mensch 1:30-2 = Christopher Dock sponsored by Bergey's Electric and Guntz's Auto Service 2-2:30 = Pennridge sponsored by The Weimer Group 2:30-3 = Upper Bucks Christian sponsored by Perkiomen Tours 3-3:30 = Central Bucks West sponsored by Doylestown Hospital 3:30-4 = Plumstead Christian sponsored by Perkiomen Tours More school concerts tomorrow, too! Tune to 1440 AM or www.wnpv1440.com.
WNPV AM 1440 Merry Christmas to all our listeners! Make us a part of your celebrations by tuning to 1440 AM for WNPV's 54th Annual Holiday Caravan of Music! Starting at midnight tonight through 5 AM on Friday, we will eliminate our regular programming and commercials and play continuous holiday music broken into 15-minute segments sponsored by area businesses and industries. Then, starting a 12 noon until 4 PM on Friday, tune in for the holiday concerts performed by students at our local high schools. The high school concerts will continue on Saturday from 12 noon until 3 PM and then will be followed by the Penn State football in the Pinstripe Bowl from Yankee Stadium in New York. To find out the time of YOUR high school concert, check out the icon on the WNPV website ... www.wnpv1440.com. Merry Christmas one and all! Be safe this holiday weekend!
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