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Todd Dills

PBS redux

| October 24, 2008

All week long, the folks at the News Hour With Jim Lehrer have been airing their “America in Gridlock” series on infrastructure issues in America, offering a good look at what your elected officials see as the road toward renewal of battered blogged about the Rendell administration’s ongoing efforts to toll I-80 and/or lease the Pennsylvania Turnpike to a private, for-profit operator in this hall a few weeks back, when the I-80 tolling application was denied by the Feds. And Pennsylvania, of course, has been a longtime leader in Overdrive’s Worst Roads poll of owner-operators — “>first worst” for years, and second the last two years only to hurricane-battered Louisiana. The 2008 report is upcoming (results are coming in as we speak), but for the 2007 report, “Keystone Drama,” follow this link. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.

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Todd Dills

Todd Dills is Senior Editor of Overdrive magazine and writes from Nashville, Tenn. He frequently covers business, regulatory and lifestyle topics for the magazine and at His work on the “CSA’s Data Trail” series in Overdrive about the federal CSA program was awarded the highest honor in trade journalism – the “Grand Neal” – by American Business Media at the 2014 Jesse H. Neal Awards. Dills’ Channel 19 blog covers a grab bag of on-highway hearsay, owner-operator news and driver views from the roadways the nation over. His work in trucking journalism builds on a background of news feature, fiction and other creative writing and editing. Find him here at the Channel 19 blog and via his Twitter feed, or send tips to or via phone at 205-907-2481.


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