Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls will go up starting Sunday–but not for drivers in the E-ZPass lane.
The 10 percent toll increase only applies to motorists paying with cash. The Turnpike Commission announced the selective hike this past summer, and expected to see E-ZPass registration jump.
So far that hasn’t happened.
Turnpike spokesman Carl DeFebo says he wishes it would.
“It costs the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission less to collect a toll electronically and so, in essence, we’re just passing that savings on to our customers,” DeFebo said. “As a matter of fact, it costs about 25 cents a transaction to collect tolls with E-ZPass, but around a dollar to collect tolls the traditional way.”
The Turnpike’s website has a list of places where people can buy an E-ZPass. Motorists can also sign up online and have the transponder delivered in the mail.