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February 19, 2014
Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Employee Receives Engineer of the Year Award

Timothy M. Scanlon receives honor from The Central Pennsylvania Engineers Week Council.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) is pleased to announce that one of its employees has been named Engineer of the Year by the Central Pennsylvania Engineers Week Council. Timothy M. Scanlon, P.E. will be awarded the honor at the Engineers Week Banquet to be held Feb. 20 at the West Shore Country Club in Camp Hill.

Scanlon, of New Cumberland, Cumberland County, who has more than 27 years of experience as an engineer, is being recognized for his outstanding technical achievements and contributions to the engineering profession. He is currently the Director of Traffic Engineering and Operations for the Pa. Turnpike Commission where he manages more than 60 employees.

"Tim has stepped up when we needed him the most here at the Turnpike. He oversees our entire emergency dispatch and traffic management center as well as several of our traffic projects. He enables the Commission to more actively manage traffic situations and improve roadway safety and customer service at the same time," said COO Craig Shuey.

In his 26 years with the PTC, Scanlon has been involved with the implementation of the Turnpike’s E-ZPass electronic tolling system, traffic management for major projects like the Mon Fayette/Southern Beltway and the I-95/I-276 Interchange, interchange reconstruction projects, and designing new All Electronic Tolling (AET) interchanges

A native of Indiana, Pa., Scanlon graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.  He is also a member of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, which gave him the background to help implement the Turnpike's enhanced communications system that includes Dynamic Message Signs, Roadway and Weather Information Systems and the construction of the Turnpike's state-of-the-art Traffic Operations Center. Scanlon was nominated for this award by the Mid-Atlantic section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers.

"This is a great honor to be named Engineer of the Year. I am proud of the work I have done for the Turnpike and look forward to the many challenges and opportunities that await me," Scanlon said. "Our first priority remains to provide safe and affordable travel for our motorists, so that will continue to be my focus."

Another engineer who works closely with the PTC is also being honored by the Central Pennsylvania Engineers Week Council. Todd Trautz with Michael Baker, Jr., Inc. is being named Young Engineer of the Year. Trautz is responsible for various traffic operations and institutional efforts with the PTC.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission operates and maintains 551 miles of toll roads. It oversees 67 fare-collection facilities, 17 service plazas and 27 maintenance facilities and generates nearly $830 million in annual toll revenue. Known as "America’s First Superhighway," it opened Oct. 1, 1940. To learn more, visit