PA Pike Chairman Says Legislation Would Give the “Hammer” Needed for Toll Cheats

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports, “Motorists blow past Pennsylvania Turnpike toll booths every year, resulting in millions of dollars of losses.” Turnpike Commission Chairman Sean Logan tells the newspaper that pending legislation (SB 1086) would “give us the hammer we need to go after habitual toll cheats. This measure would ensure that everyone pays their fair share. There are no free rides.” If passed, the bill will authorize PennDOT to suspend vehicle registrations for non-payment of toll bills.

The Scranton Times-Tribune editorial board supports toll enforcement legislation, noting that “the state government must ensure that everyone who uses the turnpike shares the pain while benefiting from system improvements.”