PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Drivers who travel on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will need to dig a little deeper into their pockets in the New Year. Tolls will be increasing starting on Jan. 5.
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The most common toll will increase from $1.40 to $1.50 for E-Z Pass customers and $2.30 to $2.50 for cash drivers.READ MORE: Philadelphia Agrees To Equip All Officers With Tasers Year After Police Killing Of Walter Wallace Jr.
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Turnpike officials say the increase is needed to help meet “escalated debt service costs for road maintenance.”