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Hike In Pa. Turnpike Tolls Begins This Weekend

By Mark Abrams

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Tolls for drivers who use the Pennsylvania Turnpike are going up starting Sunday.

Turnpike spokesman Carl DeFebo says the annual increase approved by the Turnpike commission will have a greater impact on drivers who use cash to pay their tolls:

“Cash tolls are going to increase by 12 percent and those who use E-Z pass will see a two percent increase in PA Turnpike tolls.”

DeFebo says most motorists who use the turnpike are driving from one exit to the next:

“What that’s going to mean for somebody who pays cash is that toll is going to increase from $1.40 today to $1.60 beginning on Sunday. And, for E-Z Pass users, the toll goes from $1.02 to $1.04.”

DeFebo says more than 70 percent of turnpike drivers already use E-Z Pass so the impact for them will be minimal.

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