Monday, July 23, 2012
PA Turnpike Rates to Increase by 10 Percent
If you use the Pennsylvania Turnpike often you may want to invest in an EZ pass before toll prices are raised next year. The Pennsylvania Turnpike commission approved a new rate scheduled that will be in place by next year. The approval of the rate scheduled means a 10 percent toll increase for cash paying drivers and a two percent toll increase for drivers with the E-Z Pass. This will total an overall increase of three percent in toll revenue. According to Chief Executive Officer Roger Nutt, this toll increase could help to boost enrollment in E-ZPass, which he says has been a longtime commission priority. The new rates will become effective on January 6th of next year.