PA Turnpike Rates Increased
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls are going up again today.
As of midnight Sunday, the price to take the turnpike went up by 10 percent for those paying cash and 2 percent for those who use an E-ZPass.
Turnpike officials hope to bring in $25 million in new revenue this year from the price increase.
The extra money will continue to be used toward the toll road’s reconstruction and widening of roads.
Officials say they’ve rebuilt 100 miles of its roads so far, which costs about $20 million per mile.
This is the fifth year the Turnpike has increased its prices, which has gone up 70 percent for cash payers and 35 percent for E-ZPass users since 2009, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Although rates are going up, Turnpike officials note that last year they dropped the price of several fees, including the annual E-ZPass fee per transponder from $6 to $3 and deposit fees from $25 to $10.
For more information, visit the Turnpike’s website at www.paturnpike.com.