Managing Traffic Flow


The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission oversees all aspects of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, a route 528 miles in length with 59 fare collection facilities, 21 service plazas and two traveler information centers, 20 maintenance facilities, eight state police barracks and five tunnels. Toll revenues average $348 million per year.

Listen in as Ken Pinson, a network engineer, and Tim Choban, director of network technologies, offer detail on some of the many projects they’re working on for the Turnpike, including the latest: EZPass, an automated toll pass program that implements Microsoft technologies, including Active Directory and Exchange 2000. Tim Choban is director of network technologies at Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, managing eight network and systems engineers and maintaining the entire server and network infrastructure. Tim achieved his MCP while attending MCP TechMentor in San Diego.

Ken Pinson is a network engineer with PTC, maintaining a 75-server Windows NT domain including configuration, installation and problem resolution and managing storage area networks and network backup systems. Ken completed his MCSE on Windows 2000 at TechMentor.

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