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Tolls Go Up Sunday on Pa. Turnpike

The increase is less on drivers using E-ZPass



    Tolls Go Up This Weekend on Pa. Turnpike

    Expect to pay more starting Sunday on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. NBC10's Jesse Gary reports that the hit at the toll booth will be less if you use EZ-Pass. (Published Friday, Jan. 4, 2013)

    Get more change out because driving on the Pennsylvania Turnpike is going to cost you more starting this weekend especially if you don’t have E-ZPass.

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission said Wednesday most cash-paying customers will see a 10 percent increase, while E-ZPass users will pay 2 percent more. Motorists on the Southern Beltway in the Pittsburgh area will see a steeper increase in cash tolls.

    The increases take effect Sunday.

    The commission has been expanding the differential between cash and electronic tolls since 2011. E-ZPass travelers saved up to 17 percent last year, and the pending changes will widen that to 25 percent in 2013.

     “Since the Turnpike launched E-ZPass more than a dozen years ago, customers have valued the benefits they get from going cashless, including safety, convenience and environmental advantages,” said Acting Turnpike CEO Craig Shuey. “Now, by setting up a toll schedule that helps E-ZPass users save about 25 percent compared to cash, we’ve provided a more appealing incentive for those who’ve been meaning to sign up.”

    As part of a campaign to convert the turnpike to all-electronic tolls, officials have reduced fees in the E-ZPass program.

    Motorists can sign up for E-ZPass online or by calling 1-877-Penn-Pass (1-877-736-6727)


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