HARRISBURG (CBS) - Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls will rise again in January and this time, cash customers will bear the full burden.
For the previous several years, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has been increasing tolls overall by about three percent. But when the last increase was implemented, it was structured to give E-ZPass customers a break. Now the commission has decided that when tolls increase again in January, E-ZPass customers will see no increase, while cash customers will see average increases of around 10-percent.
Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission spokesman Bill Capone explains.
“Well, obviously, we’re looking to drive more E-ZPass enrollment. We’re at about 60-percent of our transactions today being done with E-ZPass.”
Cash tolls are rounded up the highest nickel. So when the new toll structure takes effect in January, the most common cash toll on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will go from $1.10 to $1.25, while E-ZPass tolls will be an average of 17-percent less.
Reported by Tony Romeo, KYW Newsradio 1060