Pennsylvania Turnpike toll increase takes effect

Automobiles drive into the Fort Washington Interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (AP, file)

Automobiles drive into the Fort Washington Interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike (AP, file)

Motorists who use the Pennsylvania Turnpike are now seeing higher tolls.

A six percent increase for cash and E-ZPass took effect Sunday.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission says the increase, approved by commissioners last July, is needed to meet funding and capital-improvement obligations.

The commission also says it is legislatively mandated to offer $450 million in supplemental funding to PennDOT each year.

There will be no 2018 increase for E-ZPass or Toll By Plate customers at the Delaware River Bridge westbound cashless tolling point in Bucks County.

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