HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike has started accepting credit cards as a payment option at all toll booths.
In what turnpike spokesman Carl DeFebo calls a “soft roll-out,” the past two weeks or so, a new way to pay was activated at the toll booth.READ MORE: Police Investigating Deadly Shooting In Trenton
“You can turn over your credit card. The collector can swipe it; give you a receipt for the toll,” DeFebo said. “There’s no extra fee. We accept all the major credit cards.”
DeFebo said credit card payments can be made at cash lanes in all manned toll booths, including those on the Northeast Extension.READ MORE: Sources: Missing Bucks County Woman Casey Johnston's Car Found In Northeast Philadelphia
He said turnpike officials were running into drivers who simply didn’t carry cash and had to fill out a form – essentially a promissory note – pledging to arrange payment of the toll later.
DeFebo said credit card transactions have dramatically reduced that paperwork and have speeded up the process for drivers to move through the toll booths.MORE NEWS: 1 Day, 8 Tornadoes: A Look At This Week's Severe Weather Across The Tri-State Area
Officials said all major credit cards are accepted.