PA Turnpike raising tolls in 2013
Published: Friday, July 20, 2012
Updated: Friday, July 20, 2012 23:07
HARRISBURG, Pa.— The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a toll hike.
A July 20 news release issued reports the increase means rates will be going up 10 percent for cash-paying customers and 2-percent for those who pay with E-ZPass. The agency says the hike will result in a toll-revenue growth of 3 percent.
“Implementing this toll increase generates the needed revenue to satisfy our annual transportation-funding obligation of $450 million to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, while at the same time helping to boost enrollment in E-ZPass, which has been a longtime commission priority,” Chief Executive Officer Roger E. Nutt said.
Officials say that the increase means E-ZPass customers will now be saving 25 percent, which is up from the 17 percent savings they see now.
The new go rates into effect on Jan. 6.