Turnpike Tolls to Rise by 6 Percent Next Year
You’ll have to pay more to take the turnpike next year.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a 6 percent toll increase for 2018.
Fares will rise on January 7th. For passenger cars with E-ZPass, that means the most common toll (from Mid-County to Fort Washington, for example) will increase from $1.23 to $1.30. For those paying in cash, the most common fare will increase from $1.95 to $2.10. You can calculate current tolls by using this tool on the PTC’s website – and then factor in the upcoming 6 percent increase.
There will be no increase for drivers at the Delaware River Bridge westbound cashless tolling point in Bucks County.
The increases are required to meet the PTC’s various funding obligations, which include supporting PennDOT’s improvements along the 550-mile toll-road system. A 2016 audit of the PTC highlighted the organization’s unstable finances and the complications that arise from the commission’s annual $450 million payments to PennDOT.
For more information on the toll increases, visit the PTC’s website.
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