“If you want to do a programmatic discount, you would need programmatic revenue,” says a DRPA spokesman, “and nobody has suggested where that programmatic revenue would come from.”
Another round of annual toll hikes is set to take effect along the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Sunday.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved another toll increase that will take effect in January.
DRPA inspector general Thomas Raftery says that ethics policies are not uniform across the board, procedures for contracts and purchasing are confusing, and promised reforms have still not be implemented.
The Atlantic City Expressway is ready to join the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway in a unique way to target toll cheaters: go after their vehicle registrations.
Imagine driving from Maine to Florida without stopping to pay a toll. The people who run E-ZPass are a little closer to making that happen.
As part of a yearlong feasibility study of switching to an all-electronic toll system, the Pennsylvania Turnpike has launched an online survey of cash-paying customers.
Starting in January, E-ZPass customers will see no increase, while cash customers will see average increases of around 10-percent.
Starting Sunday, folks who use the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s new Street Road EZ-Pass interchange will be getting a break on tolls.
The new EZ-Pass only interchange will be located about halfway between the Valley Forge and Downingtown interchanges on the east-west turnpike. It will let drivers enter and exit the turnpike in both directions at Route 29.
A forecast of heavy rain has spurred the New Jersey Turnpike Authority to move up the start of a project to make E-ZPass available in every lane at turnpike interchanges.
It’s not exactly a harbinger of spring but by summer, EZ-Pass customers should be able to zip through the main toll booths on the Atlantic City Expressway at highway speed.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike has reversed its decision to stop printing the toll schedule on tickets motorists get when they enter the highway.
By next Memorial Day, when the shore-bound rush resumes, toll booths and plaza may be a thing of the past on the Atlantic City Expressway. But the tolls themselves will still be there.