Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls increased by 5% again
The Pennsylvania Highway Commission (PTC) approved a 5% toll increase on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
On August 2, 2022, PTC approved another Pennsylvania Turnpike toll increase effective early 2023. Tolls will increase by 5% for all Toll By Plate and E-ZPass customers.
The new tariff will take effect on January 8, 2023 at 00:01.
Following the toll increase, the most common Class 5 truck tolls will increase from $13.70 to $14.40 for E-ZPass and from $28 to $29.40 for tolls.
After the toll increase, class 5 truck tolls will increase from $13.70 to $14.40 for E-ZPass and from $28 to $29.40 for tolls. The fee has increased for the fifteenth year in a row.
The Pennsylvania Highway Commission explained that the annual toll increase was due to a financial commitment made in 2007.
From PTC CEO Mark Compton: “PTC has been forced to increase tolls annually for the foreseeable future in order to meet its financial obligations under Law 44 of 2007. It is worth noting that even with these ongoing annual increases, our toll rate per mile is still below the median line compared with other US toll agencies.”
PTC says that the tolls will increase in the foreseeable future. PTC’s plan calls for a 5% future toll increase through 2025, 4% in 2026, 3.5% in 2027, and then 3% annually from 2028 to 2050.
Recall that the Pennsylvania Turnpike is considered the most expensive toll highway not only in America but throughout the world.