Toll Increase Takes Effect Along PA Turnpike - FOX 35 News Orlando

Toll Increase Takes Effect Along PA Turnpike

Posted: Updated:
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. -

Travelers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will have to dig a little deeper into their wallets. As of Sunday toll rates along the 360 mile highway have increased.

John Smith of Toms River, N.J. found out the hard way. He drives the length of the turnpike eight times a year during family trips to Ohio and didn't know tolls increased today.

His $30 one way trip is now $33.90.

"It makes it harder with family in Ohio living in New jersey between that and the price of gas it makes it tough to go out and visit" he said.

Drivers using cash will encounter a 10 percent increase while those with E-Z Passes will see a 2% jump. The move into increase the utilization of the estimated 68 percent of those who use electronic toll collection.

"It's going to be more costly to travel now the reminders are the signs you continually see about every 20 miles or so" said Michael Weaver of Pittsburgh.

Truck driver Larry Reynolds from West Virginia spends $700 a day on gas and another $100 in tolls. An increase cuts directly into his profits.

"The costs go up but the profits don't go up" said Reynolds.

The increase is expected to bring in an additional $25 million in revenue that will to into general turnpike maintenance.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission estimates turnpike usage to go up slightly despite the increase.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

    Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

    Evesham Police: Suspicious Package Found In Municipal Complex

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:51:43 GMT
    Evesham Police Department are conducting an investigation into a suspicious package found inside the lobby of the Evesham Municipal Complex.Evesham Police Department are conducting an investigation into a suspicious package found inside the lobby of the Evesham Municipal Complex.
    The complex was immediately evacuated this morning and New Road was shut down after an officer discovered the device.
    The complex was immediately evacuated this morning and New Road was shut down after an officer discovered the device.
  • Ramsey: Deliveryman's Shooting By Police Looks Like 'Tragic Miscommunication'

    Ramsey: Deliveryman's Shooting By Police Looks Like 'Tragic Miscommunication'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:30 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:30:04 GMT
    Police say a man shot and wounded by plainclothes officers in Philadelphia is a pizza deliveryman who may have mistaken them for robbers.
    Police say a man shot and wounded by plainclothes officers in Philadelphia is a pizza deliveryman who may have mistaken them for robbers.
  • Man In Critical Condition After Germantown Shooting

    Man In Critical Condition After Germantown Shooting

    Man In Critical Condition After Germantown Shooting

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:28:07 GMT
    Police responded to a report of a shooting on Wayne Ave and Chelten Ave at 10:26pm Wednesday night outside of Victor's Tavern.
    Police responded to a report of a shooting on Wayne Ave and Chelten Ave at 10:26pm Wednesday night outside of Victor's Tavern.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices