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Turnpike tolls to go up today

Written by Craig Layne and Radio Pennsylvania | Jan 6, 2013 7:43 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- A trip on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will cost more starting today.

Turnpike tolls will increase 10 percent for cash-paying drivers and 2 percent for customers who use E-Z Pass.

Spokesman Carl DeFebo says the Turnpike's trying to encourage drivers to switch to the electronic system.

"E-Z Pass really is the least-expensive way for us to collect a toll," DeFebo says. "We're encouraging people to sign up for E-Z Pass and passing the savings along to those folks."

DeFebo says customers using E-Z Pass will save about 25 percent on tolls versus their cash-paying counterparts.

He says E-Z Pass holders will see their annual fee reduced from six to three dollars in 2013, as well.

The Turnpike is working to phase-out cash tolling in favor of an all-electronic system.

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