April 19, 2017

Beaver Valley Expressway (Toll 376) Will Convert to Cashless Tolling on April 30

HARRISBURG, PA (April 19, 2017) —The PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) announced today that the technology and systems for the Cashless Tolling pilot project on the Beaver Valley Expressway (Toll 376) in Beaver and Lawrence counties has cleared all testing. A state-of-the art, cashless-tolling system will be launched at that location on April 30 as planned.

“This is an important change for our customers in the region as we advance our Cashless Tolling pilot initiative. We want to ensure our motorists are informed and prepared,” said Turnpike CEO Mark Compton. “If you have E-ZPass, your toll is collected using the same process motorists are familiar with. If you don’t have E-ZPass, cameras on the Beaver Valley Expressway photograph your vehicle’s license plate as it passes beneath overhead equipment. A bill is then sent to the vehicle’s registered owner by mail.”

Cashless Tolling will allow all customers on Toll 376 to pay without stopping at toll plazas. All tolls are assessed electronically as vehicles travel at posted speed limits through toll plazas. Customers must pay using E-ZPass or the new camera-billing technology called PA Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE. E-ZPass customers will have their toll deducted from their pre-paid account as usual. Customers without E-ZPass will receive a monthly PA Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE invoice.

The PTC has committed to a staged rollout of Cashless Tolling to test the system under different conditions and measure the impact on customers. Toll 376 is the second Cashless Tolling location on the PA Turnpike. In January 2016, the Turnpike opened a Cashless Tolling point near the Turnpike Bridge over the Delaware River (DRB) at the eastern end of its system. In the spring of 2018, the PA Turnpike will introduce cashless tolling at the Keyser Avenue and Clarks Summit interchanges on the Northeastern Extension, I-476, Lackawanna County.

These initial pilot projects will allow the PTC to evaluate the safety and efficiency of cashless tolling without laying off employees. 

“Tolling agencies across the nation are transitioning to cashless systems because it is more convenient for motorists. Cashless Tolling also can reduce accidents at toll plazas because motorists do not have to stop to pay their toll or switch lanes based on how they pay,” Compton said. “We manage a 550-mile system that serves rural and urban markets, so we want to be sure that it makes sense for all of our customers.”

For more information on the project, including a video about how Cashless Tolling works, visit


Carl Defebo, (717) 831-7176
Rosanne Placey, (717) 831-7507