PITTSBURGH (KDKA)–It’s going to cost you more to drive the Pennsylvania Turnpike next year.
At a meeting on Tuesday, the Pa. Turnpike Commission approved a 6% toll hike for E-ZPass, cash and Toll-By-Plate drivers, effective January 2020.
The cashless tolling locations at Amos K. Hutchinson, Gateway and Beaver Valley Expressway will see rate increases take effect this October.
Because of today’s action, the most-common toll for a passenger vehicle next year will increase from $1.40 to $1.50 for E-ZPass customers and from $2.30 to $2.50 for cash customers.
The most common toll for a Class-5 tractor trailer will increase from $3.70 to $4.00 for E-ZPass and from $16.30 to $17.30 for cash.
“Since 2007, the commission has increased tolls annually to maintain its aging roads and make good on a funding obligation required by two state laws, Act 44 of 2007 and Act 89 of 2013,” Turnpike CEO Mark Compton said. “As a result, the commission has delivered $6.6 billion in toll-backed funding to PennDOT in the last dozen years.”
Compton said the increases will also support the PTC’s 10-year plan to preserve the Turnpike.
“Parts of our tollway turn 79 years old on Oct. 1, and we must continue to invest in our road to make it safer, smoother and wider for customers,” Compton said.