Pennsylvania turnpike approves 6 percent fare hike starting January 2019
Posted: 6:49 AM, Jul 04, 2018
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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 from $1.30 to $1.38.
The typical cash fare will increase from $2.10 to $2.25.
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