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Pa. Turnpike tolls to increase on Sunday

Published On: Jan 03 2013 05:27:17 AM EST
Pa Turnpike

It'll cost you more to drive on the Pennsylvania Turnpike starting this weekend, and even more if you decide to pay cash.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission said Wednesday most cash-paying customers will see a 10 percent increase, while E-ZPass users will pay two percent more.

Motorists on the Southern Beltway in the Pittsburgh area will see a steeper increase in cash tolls.

The increases take effect Sunday.

The commission has been expanding the differential between cash and electronic tolls since 2011.


E-ZPass travelers saved up to 17 percent last year, and the pending changes will widen that to 25 percent in 2013.

As part of a campaign to convert the turnpike to all-electronic tolls, officials have reduced fees in the E-ZPass program.

They say using technology to deduct tolls as vehicles roll through the toll booths is safer, less expensive and more convenient.