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PA Turnpike Toll Hike Takes Effect

Drivers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike started paying higher tolls Sunday.

The cost of driving on the Pennsylvania turnpike has gone up again. 

Tolls for cash paying customers went up 10-percent. The increase is just 2-percent for drivers using E-Z Pass.

The new rates, which took effect Jan. 6, are expected to generate roughly $25 million in new revenue in 2013.

The toll increase is needed to satisfy the turnpike's obligation to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to help address a transportation-funding shortfall, according to a news release put out by the PA Turnpike Commission.

More changes are in the works as turnpike officials consider the possibility of eliminating toll plazas and cash payments.

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Joseph January 08, 2013 at 12:26 PM
Going electronic is a great idea so long as our travel information is not stored in some database to track us.
Ed M January 08, 2013 at 01:21 PM
Got my Easy Pass just in time~!

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