Cash No Longer Being Accepted at PA Turnpike’s Mon-Fayette Expressway
Automated Payment Machines to be removed at interchanges starting June 16.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) is alerting motorists that cash will no longer be accepted anywhere along the Mon-Fayette Expressway (Toll 43) beginning June 16 at 7 a.m. The Mon-Fayette Expressway was the only portion of the PA Turnpike still collecting cash via Automated Payment Machines (APM) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
All APMs will be removed from the interchanges; there will be no return to cash collections. Customers will move through the lanes at posted speeds without stopping. Their tolls will be assessed via E-ZPass, or a PA Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE invoice will be sent in the mail.
Customers who do not have an E-ZPass account should keep moving through the lane without stopping. Instead of paying their toll using the APM, they will receive a PA Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE invoice through the mail.
With the PA Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE option, high-speed cameras capture license-plate images as vehicles pass by. The registered owner receives an invoice within 30 days for trips made through the tolling point. Invoices can be paid online, by phone or by mail.
Customers who receive a TOLL BY PLATE invoice will be charged the “cash” toll rate. However, when paying their invoice, they will have the option to open an E-ZPass account to receive the discounted rate at time of payment.
Customers have 20 days to pay invoices before a second invoice is issued. If the first invoice is not paid, the second invoice will include an additional fee of $5 or the equivalent of 1.5% of the total amount owed, whichever is higher.
To purchase an E-ZPass transponder customers can visit these retail locations; Giant Eagle, GetGo, Kuhn’s markets, MARTIN’S grocery stores, AAA locations, PennDOT affiliated licensing centers and PA Turnpike service plazas or go online at paturnpike.com.
Renee Vid Colborn,