W4CY 1-11-2024 & W4VET 1-14-2024

Alex Tarnava Talks about Natural Wellness and Hydrogen Water Tablets

Alex TarvanaOur first guest is Alex Tarnava, the CEO of Natural Wellness Now and the Inventor of Hydrogen Water Tablets. Alex has a passion for health, fitness, learning and self-improvement. Tarnava stumbled upon molecular hydrogen when he was looking out for emerging therapies that could slow down his osteoarthritis, which he developed pretty early on in his physical prime. An athlete and a science enthusiast, Tarnava was initially skeptical, especially because so many companies were out there claiming to heal illnesses with hydrogen water but without any data to back their claims.

So, he pursued his interest and developed his own do-it-yourself solution. Around this time, Tarnava reached out to Dr. Richard Holland, an expert in medicinal chemistry, to seek his help. After much experimentation, 16 months of trial and error, and thousands of iterative adjustments, the duo got a formula to work and produced Drink HRW open-cup hydrogen tablets. Today, the company’s science-based supplements are changing the health industry as we know it. To learn more about Alex Tarnava, his groundbreaking invention, and his contributions to the research on molecular hydrogen & the health industry as a whole visit alextarnava.com.

Mark P. Compton, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission CEO Discusses Tolls Increase

Mark P. Compton, CEO of the Pennsylvania Turnpike CommissionOur next guest is Mark P. Compton, CEO for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.  Today he will discuss why the Pennsylvania Turnpike Toll Rates increase annually, and how they stack up nationally, and what customers can expect in the future. The most recent a 5% increase was  to the toll rate which took effect across the turnpike’s highway system on January 7, 2024.  The Commission had approved the increase for E-ZPass and Toll by Plate customers back in July. Due to the mandates of Act 44 of 2007, the Turnpike was obligated until 2022 to pay PennDOT $450 million per year to fund non-Turnpike transportation needs around Pennsylvania.

While the obligation has been reduced to $50 million and no new debt is being accrued, the Turnpike must continue to raise tolls to pay the 30-year debt service on the previous debt required to meet the funding obligation, the Commission’s plan, required to honor debt service and continue positive credit ratings calls for future toll increases of 5% through 2025, 4% in 2026, 3.5% in 2027 and 3% annually from 2028 to 2051. Despite the significant financial management challenge, the Commission credit ratings have returned to pre-Act 44 levels and the roadway’s per-mile toll rates are lower than national averages which remain in the mid-range among the toll roads in the U.S. The Commission’s annual toll increases directly support the debt service the organization has had to manage due to the mandates of Act 44 of 2007. For more information please visit www.paturnpike.com

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