PA Turnpike

Pennsylvania Turnpike Announces Six Percent Toll Increase To Begin January 2020

Traveling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will once again be more expensive in 2020.

July 16, 2019 - 5:46 pm

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) – Traveling on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will once again be more expensive in 2020.

The PA Turnpike Commission approved a six percent toll increase in 2020 for both E-ZPass and cash customers on all sections and extensions except for three western PA “cashless” toll facilities. The increase takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on January 5, 2020.

Turnpike CEO Mark Compton says,  “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,” Compton said. “As a result, the commission has delivered $6.6 billion in toll-backed funding to PennDOT in the last dozen years.”

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The Turnpike does not get funding from the legislature but is obligated to pay close to half a billion dollars to fund PennDOT and other transportation projects in the state.

The most-common toll for passenger vehicles will see an increase from $1.40 to $1.50 for E-ZPass customers and $2.30 to $2.50 for cash customers. The most common toll for a Class-5 tractor trailer using an E-ZPass will see an increase from $16.30 to $17.30, and a cash customer from $16.30 to $17.30.

E-ZPass customers using the  westbound Delaware River Bridge will see an increase from $5.30 to $5.70 and from $7.20 to $7.70 for PA Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE.

Three western PA highways will not be a part of the increase: PA Turnpike 376, (Beaver Valley Expressway); PA Turnpike 66 (Greensburg Bypass or Amos K. Hutchinson Bypass); and the Gateway tolling point (milepost 2 near Ohio on I-76).

These three locations will have toll increases on October 27, 2019.

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