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NEW TOLL RATES TOOK EFFECT JAN. 7

New PA Turnpike toll rates went into effect Jan. 7, reflecting a six-percent increase for cash and E-ZPass customers. The increase is needed to meet the PTC’s funding and capital-improvement obligations. The PTC is legislatively mandated to provide $450 million in funding to PennDOT each year under Act 44 of 2007. Since Act 44 was passed, the PTC has provided payments totaling $5.875 billion. Of that, $3.625 billion has provided financial assistance to mass-transit agencies and $2.25 billion has helped fund off-Turnpike highway and bridge construction.

“We recognize that motorists pay a premium to travel our roadway,” said PTC CEO Mark Compton. “With that comes our commitment to maintaining and enhancing our 77-year-old system to provide a smoother, safer roadway for customers.”

This fiscal year about 85 percent of the PTC’s $500 million capital budget is dedicated to renewing, rebuilding and expanding the roadway. The PTC has reconstructed more than 124 miles of its system, with another 20 miles of roadway now being rebuilt and widened and more than 90 miles in planning and design phases.

The PTC does not receive tax appropriations to operate and maintain its roadway. To access a toll calculator and printable schedule click here.

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