Turnpike taking the tolls off tickets

    Drivers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will see a new ticket when they enter the highway after the first of the year.  The tickets  will be missing an important item — the toll costs.

     

    The decision to remove the prices from the turnpike tickets was aimed at saving money and keeping the state greener.  Carl DeFebo, a spokesman for the Turnpike Commission, said with annual toll hikes, the existing tickets must be destroyed and that is expensive.

     

    “The tickets are magnetic stripe tickets, very expensive to print and we tend to have disposal problems at the end of the year,” he said.

     

    DeFebo said there are several ways for people to find out how much they will spend on the toll road.

     

    “We have the toll hotline, we have two ways on the website where you can get your toll information and you can always ask the collector,” he said.

     

    The hotline number for people who want to access the toll over the phone is 866-976-8747.

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