Customers can access free Wi-Fi at the 15 operating service plazas; Wi-Fi will be available at the two plazas closed for construction, South Midway in Bedford County and Highspire in Dauphin County, when they reopen in May.
Bethesda, Md.-based HMSHost Corp. is rebuilding 17 plazas as part of a 30-year Public-Private Partnership with the turnpike launched in 2006. HMSHost is investing $100 million to rebuild the plazas at its expense; it has reconstructed 12 of 17 facilities so far – with two more plazas coming online this spring.
The Wi-Fi service is accessible only from inside the plazas; users should select the name "HMSHost-WiFi," when searching for available networks in their device settings. The service allows internet access via a dedicated, branded landing page where customers will log-in and freely browse the web, use social networks, or send and receive emails.
For a complete listing of service plazas, including dining options and amenities, PA Turnpike travelers can download or print a free Service Plaza Guidebook online at
www.paturnpike.com. Click the "Service Plaza" menu on the left side of the home page.