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A measure to help the Pennsylvania Turnpike recover more unpaid tolls will take effect in two months, following the governor’s signature.
The amount of yearly uncollected tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike grew by nearly 50% last year.
The 13-mile section of road lies between U.S. Route 22 and Interstate 79 and leads to the county line between Allegheny and Washington counties.
The turnpike laid off hundreds of toll collectors last year and speeded up its long-planned conversion to a cashless, all-electronic tolling system.
An internal turnpike report issued in July and obtained by The Associated Press through a Right-to-Know Law request showed nearly 11 million out of the total of about 170 million turnpike rides generated no revenue for the agency in the year that ended May 31.