Turnpike approves 6 percent fare hike starting January 2019

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 4, 2018 2:07 AM

FILE - Trucks and cars move through a Pennsylvania Turnpike toll plaza without stopping to pay in Carlisle. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Harrisburg) -- Pennsylvania Turnpike drivers will soon have to dig a little deeper to pay tolls after an across-the board rate increase was improved by the turnpike commission.

The agency approved the 6 percent toll hike Tuesday for both E-ZPass and cash-paying customers.

The higher tolls take effect at the start of 2019.

An average fare under E-ZPass will increase from $1.30 to $1.38.

The typical cash fare will increase from $2.10 to $2.25.

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