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Tolls on PA Turnpike increased Sunday

You need to dig a little deeper in your wallet when you travel the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Starting today, tolls increased by two-percent for E-Z Pass users and 12-percent for cash paying drivers.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission says the increase was necessary to meet its funding obligation under a 2007 state law.
New revenue from the increase will be used to rebuild portions of the toll road and widen it from four to six lanes.


2 Comments to “Tolls on PA Turnpike increased Sunday”

    Yupp said:
    January 5, 2014 at 7:45 AM

    Why does the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania subsidize EZ-Pass by forcing people to use their service to get reasonable turnpike rates. I tried to find out who actually owns the company and that info is not available. It is not a non-profit organization but when you do web searches on the company you just get turnpike info.

      Joe said:
      January 5, 2014 at 10:41 AM

      Good question. Perhaps someone who has one can tell us where their bill payments go. I have no use for EZ pass since I only use the TP once or twice a year.

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