PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It’s going to be a busy holiday weekend on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
But, officials have their hands full with a controversial plan to eliminate the printed toll schedule off of its tickets after the first of the year.
The turnpike commission said it did not want to print those toll prices because they plan to raise them every year and it will cost too much to reprint them year after year. Some toll collectors, who won’t go on camera, say they see it as a precursor to that all electronic turnpike they’ve been talking about.
On Wednesday, the agency reversed course saying it will print those prices reflecting the upcoming toll hike.
An upcoming study will determine if it’s worth phasing out toll collectors in favor of EZ Pass and video surveillance.
To determine how much you will pay during your trip, visit the turnpike’s website.