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Re: Pennsylvania Turnpike
« Reply #45 on: March 08, 2021, 05:48:35 PM »
Cost for the entire length is a ridiculous metric. The most expensive per mile is the Delaware Turnpike IIRC.

Also, their number of $112 gets cut to less than half if you use EZPass.

https://www.paturnpike.com/toll/tollmileage.aspx
This was $0.50 when I was in mesivta in PIT 20 years ago:
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Re: Pennsylvania Turnpike
« Reply #46 on: March 08, 2021, 06:11:30 PM »
I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

You guys are acting like I80 is some little desert road with services every hundred miles...
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Re: Pennsylvania Turnpike
« Reply #47 on: March 14, 2021, 09:32:56 AM »
This was $0.50 when I was in mesivta in PIT 20 years ago:


So anyone not using an EZpass transponder has to pay via toll-by-plate invoice that comes in the mail? I wonder what their overhead is for processing every such toll is? Those costs get passed on to you...

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Re: Pennsylvania Turnpike
« Reply #48 on: March 14, 2021, 09:42:47 AM »
This was $0.50 when I was in mesivta in PIT 20 years ago:

There's always scenic route 14. No tolls and several Walmarts along the way. Just try not to get a speeding ticket when the limit briefly drops to 35mph in east palestine.
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Re: Pennsylvania Turnpike
« Reply #49 on: March 14, 2021, 11:19:05 AM »
There's always scenic route 14. No tolls and several Walmarts along the way. Just try not to get a speeding ticket when the limit briefly drops to 35mph in east palestine.
Let's hear more about the East Palestinian cops  ;D
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Re: Pennsylvania Turnpike
« Reply #50 on: March 14, 2021, 06:07:34 PM »
I wonder what their overhead is for processing every such toll is? Those costs get passed on to you...
Don't forget to factor in the savings from eliminating manned tollbooths and printing the tickets.

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Re: Pennsylvania Turnpike
« Reply #51 on: March 14, 2021, 06:10:38 PM »
Don't forget to factor in the savings from eliminating manned tollbooths and printing the tickets.

Good point, but this is government so funds saved get spent elsewhere, new expenditures get passed on.

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Re: Pennsylvania Turnpike
« Reply #52 on: March 14, 2021, 07:07:59 PM »
Good point, but this is government so funds saved get spent elsewhere, new expenditures get passed on.
The pa turnpike is only allowed to toll as long as they are working on it, so it needs to remain in the loop at least to some extent

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Re: Pennsylvania Turnpike
« Reply #53 on: March 23, 2021, 01:33:44 PM »
Ended up doing the 80 through Pennsylvania. Left in the early afternoon and got on the 80 at about 3:30 pm.

Stopped around 6:30 for an hour at Snow Shoe rest area for bathrooms and dinner. Was a pretty nice little building with a bathroom and vending machines.

Drove another hour to the TA off exit 78 to get gas and Maariv. Ended up being a 45 minute stop with bathroom, feeding and diaper change. It was dark by then, but we drove an hour in the dark before getting onto the Ohio turnpike.

Bottom line is the 80 is great, but its out of the way by a bit and annoying to add the time to an already long drive.
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Re: Pennsylvania Turnpike
« Reply #54 on: March 24, 2021, 08:39:28 AM »
Im planning to drive from the east coast to Chicago, and I want to stop overnight along the way, somewhere between Pittsburg and Chicago. I have free marriot nights, but most decent roadside hotels are either Hilton (Garden inn) or holiday inn.

Does anyone know if there are any marriot/spg hotels not too far off the I-80 in Ohio or Indiana?

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Re: Pennsylvania Turnpike
« Reply #55 on: March 24, 2021, 07:42:25 PM »
Im planning to drive from the east coast to Chicago, and I want to stop overnight along the way, somewhere between Pittsburg and Chicago. I have free marriot nights, but most decent roadside hotels are either Hilton (Garden inn) or holiday inn.

Does anyone know if there are any marriot/spg hotels not too far off the I-80 in Ohio or Indiana?

Once youre thinking of stopping in Indiana Id say drive three more hours and get it over with.
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Re: Pennsylvania Turnpike
« Reply #56 on: March 24, 2021, 08:04:23 PM »
Once youre thinking of stopping in Indiana Id say drive three more hours and get it over with.
Depends if your going to the in-laws or the parents
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Re: Pennsylvania Turnpike
« Reply #57 on: March 24, 2021, 08:13:51 PM »
Im planning to drive from the east coast to Chicago, and I want to stop overnight along the way, somewhere between Pittsburg and Chicago. I have free marriot nights, but most decent roadside hotels are either Hilton (Garden inn) or holiday inn.

Does anyone know if there are any marriot/spg hotels not too far off the I-80 in Ohio or Indiana?
https://hotelguides.com/ohio/map-i80-oh-hotels.html for example in https://hotelguides.com/ohio/milan-oh-hotels.html there's https://hotelguides.com/hotels/ohio/sandusky/109044.html
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