Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission selects fiber optic provider

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) recently selected Black & Veatch, an engineering, procurement, consulting, and construction company, to install a new fiber optic network along more than 200 miles of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

The network will support the Open Road Tolling initiative and the Intelligent Transport Systems program, and provide high-speed data communications where it is needed…

The $44.7 million first phase will involve installing fiber optic lines from Harrisburg to the Delaware River Bridge.

The $49.7 million second phase will connect Philadelphia, Allentown, and Scranton.

The company also will install additional fiber and conduits that PTC will lease to businesses and organizations…

The network also will prepare the turnpike to support such technologies as connected and autonomous vehicles.