PA Turnpike Implements Sweeping Changes to Prepare for Winter Storms

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the PA Turnpike has implemented a series of recommendations “to improve the agency’s preparation and response to” snowstorms in the wake of a storm last year that left hundreds stranded on the road for more than 24 hours. “Turnpike CEO Mark Compton said in an interview the changes were centered on three areas: internal practices and procedures for deploying equipment, manpower and supplies; improving relationships with state agencies such as police, emergency management and transportation; and customer needs and communications,” the newspaper reports.