Truckers now pay more fare for passage Pennsylvania Turnpike
From 00:01 January 2, 2022, road tolls on PA Turnpike went up for E-ZPass clients and Toll By Plate.
The increase in 5% is already in effect on all of the highway, with the exception of the South Ring Road (PA Turnpike 576) west Pittsburgh.
According to PTC, the most general fare for a Class 5 truck will go up from $ 13 to $ 13,70 for E-ZPass and from $ 26,60 to $ 28 for Toll By Plate users.
While PA Turnpike’s tolls have risen for 14 years in a row, PTC says the rate hikes are lower than in previous years because the agency owes less money to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) this year.
“Today’s stock is the first time in six years to see a growth rate of less than 6%,” said PA Turnpike CEO Mark Compton.
“Onwards of July 2022, our PennDOT transit financing requirements under Act 44 of 2007 will be reduced to $ 50 million a year. Finally, we see a light at the end of this very long tunnel. In addition we can breathe freely again, it also gives us an opportunity to start offering customers some relief from this significant increase in tolls and to reorient towards significant improvements to our roadbed.”
PTC has been paying to PennDOT since 2007 and has been increasing road toll rates every year since 2009 to pay in. Within these 14 years, PTC paid PennDOT $ 7,45 billion in fee-backed funding.
To access the PA Turnpike Toll Calculator click here.