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Pennsylvania Turnpike toll increases go into effect Sunday

January 2nd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Toll increases go into effect on the Pennsylvania Turnpike this weekend, along with a hefty surcharge on drivers who don’t use E-ZPass, officials are reminding motorists.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in July approved a 6% increase to begin Sunday for E-ZPass users, as well for those without passes in the Toll by Plate program. They also approved a 45% surcharge on people whose tolls are assessed by mail based on their license plates.

Under the Toll by Plate option, high-speed cameras capture license plate images as vehicles pass by, and the registered owner then receives an invoice for trips made through the tolling point. Officials said those receiving a Toll by Plate invoice have the option of opening an E-ZPass account and paying the lower rate.