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PA Turnpike approves 2021 toll increase, new Toll by Plate rates

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) approved a 6% toll increase for all E-ZPass rates systemwide and for PA Turnpike Toll by Plate rates that had been established before last month’s permanent conversion to All-Electronic Tolling (AET) at the following locations:
Beaver Valley Expressway (I-376); Delaware River Bridge (NJ border); Gateway Toll Plaza (Ohio border); Greensburg Bypass (PA Turnpike 66); Keyser Ave. and Clarkes Summit Tolls (Northeastern Extension); and Southern Beltway (PA Turnpike 576).
The increase – slated to take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2021 – will enable the PTC to continue to maintain and operate its system and ensure safe travel for up to 500,000 daily customers.
As part of its recent systemwide change in toll operations, the commission also approved new Toll By Plate rates at toll facilities converted to AET in June. The new rates, which also take effect Jan. 3, 2021, include an average 45% increase over the 2020 cash rate for Toll by Plate motorists to reflect the costs of collections for this tolling method. The new rate will not be applied at the previously mentioned Toll by Plate facilities converted before 2020.
The most common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase from $1.50 to $1.60 for E-ZPass customers and from $2.50 to $3.90 for those choosing Toll by Plate. The most common toll for a Class-5 tractor trailer will increase from $12.20 to $13 for E-ZPass and from $17.30 to $26.60 for PA Turnpike Toll by Plate customers.

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