Two All-Electronic Tolling Projects Scheduled for 2016
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The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will introduce its first-ever cashless, nonstop mainline tolling facility in January 2016 with the opening of the new All-Electronic Tolling (AET) point at the Delaware River Bridge in Bucks County in southeastern Pennsylvania. Then in summer 2016, the Beaver Valley Expressway (the tolled portion of Interstate 376) on the western side of the Turnpike system near Ohio will be converted to AET. These two initial deployments will allow the Commission to evaluate technologies, systems and procedures before further implementation occurs.
Delaware River Bridge No Cash Zone
This new cashless toll facility will assess tolls as vehicles pass under an overhead gantry at highway speed for westbound-traffic only just after crossing the bridge. As with most tolled bridges in the region, the toll will be charged for travel in only one direction. The start- and end-point of the PTC’s trip-based system will move to a different location about six miles to the west. A new mainline toll plaza, called the Neshaminy Falls Toll Plaza, will become the eastern terminus — or the beginning and end — of the Turnpike’s ticket system. It will be located at milepost 353, about two miles east of the existing Bensalem Interchange.
Please click the link below to view a driving animation from the new Delaware River Bridge All-Electronic Tolling point to the new Neshaminy Falls Mainline Toll Plaza in Bensalem.
No Cash Zone Payment Options
The bridge toll will be collected via E-ZPass or TOLL BY PLATE. There will be no stopping or passing through toll booths so no cash will be collected at this location only.
Business as Usual
E-ZPass will continue to be the most affordable way to travel the Pennsylvania Turnpike. E-ZPass accounts for more than 80% of transactions in southeastern Pennsylvania.
We Will Bill You
Under TOLL BY PLATE, cameras located on the overhead gantry will capture a vehicle’s license plate. Once a month invoices will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle.
Cashless tolling provides many benefits, including:
- Improved mobility – reduced travel times
- Customer convenience – no stopping to pay tolls
- Cleaner environment – reduced auto emissions
- Operational efficiencies – better use of toll dollars
- Safety – reduced lane changes at toll plazas
- Minimal impact to adjacent properties
The AET initiative reflects our mission to operate a safe, reliable, customer-valued toll-road system that supports national mobility and commerce.