Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls Cost Rise Again
That's correct! Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls cost are going up again! On July 16, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission approved a 6% toll increase for 2020 for both E-ZPass and cash users. This will make it the twelfth consecutive year that the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has elected to increase tolls. The toll increase will go into effect in most locations at 12:01 a.m. on January 5, 2020, in all but 3 locations. At three “cashless” toll facilities, the toll will go into effect on October 27, 2019. The Turnpike Commission says that the most common Class-5 tractor-trailer toll will increase from $3.70 to $4.00 for E-ZPass and from $16.30 to $17.30 for cash.
Since 2009, the commission has increased tolls annually to maintain its aging roads. As a result, the commission has delivered $6.6 billion in toll-backed funding to PennDOT in the last dozen years.