Over time the size and speed that was so novel in the
Turnpike's early years would come to be taken for granted. As experience
has shown, more roads translate into more vehicles. And an increasingly
mobile society meant the numbers of users mushroomed. Traffic rapidly
came to match and surpass what the road could handle safely and efficiently.
In addition to major physical changes like extensions
and widenings, the Turnpike Authority implemented new technologies to
keep traffic movingfrom an elaborate and extensive system of remotely
controlled road signs to E-ZPass, instituted in 2000. Check out some of
the Turnpike's technological innovations in this film!