The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) announced yesterday that it would be increasing tolls by 10% on cash payers and by 3% on E-Z Pass holders, beginning in January. This follows a 25% increase in Jan. 2009 and a 3% across-the-board increase in Jan. 2010.
From the AP:
The Turnpike Commission voted Tuesday to increase rates 10 percent for cash customers but 3 percent for E-ZPass users, or about two-thirds of all turnpike vehicles.
When the rates take effect Jan. 2, it will be the first time that E-ZPass users will pay less than others.
The turnpike has increased rates seven times in 70 years, including twice in the last year and a half. Tolls rose 3 percent at the start of this year after rising 25 percent in January 2009. The higher fees will produce an estimated $35 million a year.