Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls will increase for the 11th consecutive year on Jan. 6, raising the fee for crossing the state to $50.40, writes Sam Ruland for the York Daily Record.
This is an increase of $2.85 or around six percent. However, the fee for E-Z pass holders is significantly lower. It now costs them $36.20 to travel from Neshaminy Falls, the easternmost point, to Warrendale, the final toll plaza in the west.
According to the Turnpike Commission, “the most-common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase next year from $1.30 to $1.38 for E-ZPass customers and from $2.10 to $2.25 for cash customers.”
The tolls have been rising consistently since 2009 to meet funding obligations.
“Parts of our tollway will soon turn 78 years old, and we owe it to toll-paying customers to continue to invest in our road to make it safer, smoother and wider,” said Mark Compton, Turnpike CEO.
Read more about the latest Pennsylvania Turnpike toll increase in the York Daily Record here.