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Pennsylvania Turnpike toll hike goes into effect

Published On: Jan 05 2014 11:41:47 AM CST
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HARRISBURG, Pa. -

Higher tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike are now in effect.

Effective Jan. 5, tolls for drivers with E-ZPass are seeing e a two percent increase in tolls; cash customers are paying 12 percent more, according to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

The toll increases will allow the commission to meet its funding obligation to the state under a 2007 law known as Act 44, officials said.

The new revenue will also help fund the turnpike's plan to rebuild the 73-year-old toll road and widen it from four lanes to six.