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TURNPIKE. A public road paved with stones or other hard substance.
     2. Turnpike roads are usually made by corporations to which a power to make them has been granted. The grant of such power passes not only an easement for the road itself, but also so much land as is connected with it; as, for instance, for a toll house and a cellar under it, and a well for the use of the family. 9 Pick. R. 109. A turnpike is a public highway, and a building erected before the turnpike was made, though upon a part out of the travelled path, if continued there is a nuisance. 16 Pick. R. 175. Vide Road; Street; Way.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Ohio Turnpike (OTIC, AA senior/A+ subordinate/Stable) and Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA, AA-/Stable) are among WVPA's peers.
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The agency also affirmed its AA- long-term and underlying rating (SPUR) on the turnpike's outstanding revenue bonds.
The project stems from an major financial planning effort undertaken to estimate the Turnpike's infrastructure requirements over the next 20 years.
However, Florida's Turnpike Enterprise is a unique example of a forward-looking organization; the enterprise implemented MPLS technology on their privately owned fiber network to maximize performance levels and provide long-term scalability.
"Florida wanted to put backup power in all the service plazas throughout the turnpike for hurricanes, terrorism or whatever the emergency type may be.
Hersh, president and chief executive officer of Mack-Cali, commented, "We're very pleased to be able to accommodate the Authority's consolidation requirements, and look forward to serving its office space needs for years to come." Both the Turnpike Authority and Mack-Cali were represented in-house.
Amazingly, there's a spot next to the Turnpike, less than 10 miles from New York City, which is living, breathing proof that, given time, nature can rebound from just about anything, if we allow it to.
The first is that the companies may have been responding to the unseemliness of making a profit from turnpike stock; this interpretation can be seen behind some of the discussion to follow.