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The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) was created in 1937 to construct, finance, operate and maintain the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The commission consists of five members. Four members are appointed by the Governor of Pennsylvaniamarker. The fifth member is the Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation.

In addition to the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the commission also operates the James E. Ross Highway, Amos K. Hutchinson Bypass, Mon/Fayette Expressway and Pittsburghmarker's Southern Beltway, the latter two of which are currently under construction.

The PTC is the only transportation agency in Pennsylvania that is not part of PennDOTmarker, though it does follow current PennDOT policies and procedures. Joseph G. Brimmeier is the current CEO.


The PTC was established by law on 1937, when Pennsylvania Governor George Earle signed Act 9-11 into law. The first commissioners were named on June 4 of the same year.


The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission finances, operates and maintains the following highways:

  • The Pennsylvania Turnpike mainline across southern Pennsylvania, signed as Interstates 70, 76 and 276.
  • The Pennsylvania Turnpike's Northeast Extension across eastern Pennsylvania, signed as Interstate 476.
  • The James E. Ross Highway in western Pennsylvania, formerly signed as Pennsylvania Route 60, was redesignated as Interstate 376 on November 6, 2009.
  • The Amos K. Hutchinson Bypass in western Pennsylvania, signed as Pennsylvania Route 66.
  • The James J. Manderino Highway in western Pennsylvania, signed as Pennsylvania Route 43.
  • The Southern Beltway in western Pennsylvania, signed as Pennsylvania Route 576. At some point in the future, the bypass is expected to be signed as Interstate 576.
  • The Keystone Shortway across northern Pennsylvania, signed as Interstate 80, has been leased to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under Act 44 of 2007 for conversion to a future toll road. On September 11, 2008, the Federal Highway Administration rejected Pennsylvania's application to toll Interstate 80.

See also


  1. Federal Highway Administration press release, September 11, 2008

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