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Turnpike Commission submits repair money

| Thursday, August 9, 2007 12:00 a.m

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission made a $62.5 million payment this week to PennDOT, the first under a transportation bill the Legislature approved last month to help pay for repairs to roads and bridges.

The money is the first of four payments the commission will make in the first year under Act 44, which became law July 18. The commission, which is administering the money, will pay PennDOT $750 million in fiscal year 2008 and $57 billion over 40 years.

Turnpike chief executive officer Joe Brimmeier said the next payment is due by the end of October.

is a former freelancer.

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