Carl DeFebo official spokesman for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission says that Tuesday March 15 was the official last day for former second-in-charge George Hatalowich. DeFebo says he can't get into specifics on whether Hatalowich resigned or was fired since that is a personnel matter.
Roger E Nutt, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett's nominee for CEO of the state Turnpike was formally appointed to the job by the Turnpike Commission at their meeting in Harrisburg today. The 5-person Commission voted unanimously for Nutt's appointment. Nutt, who is 70, was called out of retirement in Florida by Gov Corbett after a long career in state transportation in New Jersey.
George Hatalowich former number two and E-ZPass expert at the Pennsylvania Turnpike was asked by Governor Tom Corbett's office to resign last Thursday, we're told by a source close to the Turnpike. Hatalowich's response was 'No, I'm not resigning.' As a result he is being "terminated" this week, we understand.
A former senior toll executive in New Jersey, Roger E Nutt is apparently Governor Ted Corbett's nominee for chief executive of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Nutt was chief exec of the Garden State Parkway's New Jersey Highway Authority for about six months in 1994 and head of the NJ Turnpike for just under a year 1994/1995. Around the turn of the decade he was project manager for the Brigantine Connector in Atlantic City NJ.
On the Northeast Extension (NE Ext), I-476 north of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Turnpike contractors Walsh Construction have begun work on the first complete rebuild and third laning since this pike opened 1955-1957. Work is concentrated in this stage on the southernmost 6 miles, 10km, extending north of the Mid County Interch
Governor Tom Corbett "went ballistic" last week on hearing that the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission had made two senior appointments without consulting his office. We heard this from two separate sources today. They said independently that Corbett is very angry that the Commission made the appointments before his representative, Barry Schoch could take his position at a Turnpike Commission meeting.
Craig R Shuey is the new chief operating officer at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. He replaces George Hatalowich in the job which is #2 to the chief executive officer. Hatalowich is retained as a 'senior adviser.' Shuey has played a prominent role in legislative activity on transportation in Harrisburg for a decade.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, America's oldest, and one of its largest state toll agencies created a stir in the toll business when chief executive (CEO) Joe Brimmeier took it out of the International Bridge Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) in February 2009.
Talk in Harrisburg is that Frank G McCartney executive director of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) is the leading candidate to replace Joe Brimmeier as executive director of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) has overturned a staff decision to save money by leaving toll rates off their toll tickets. At their monthly meeting yesterday the Commissioners told staff to get the toll rates back on tickets as soon as possible.