By Mark Abrams
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Tolls for drivers who use the Pennsylvania Turnpike are going up starting Sunday.READ MORE: Man Stabbed Multiple Times On SEPTA Market-Frankford Shuttle Bus During Apparent Robbery Attempt: Police
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.”READ MORE: Several Philadelphia-Area Vaccination Clinics Temporarily Close After FDA, CDC Recommend Pausing Use Of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 Vaccine
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.”MORE NEWS: White House Says Pause On Johnson & Johnson Vaccine 'Will Not Have A Significant Impact On Our Vaccination Plan'
DeFebo says more than 70 percent of turnpike drivers already use E-Z Pass so the impact for them will be minimal.