Is NJ Flashing a Certain Hand Signal to the PA Turnpike for Its Crackdown on Toll Scofflaws?

Courier-Post (Cherry Hill) columnist Jim Walsh takes a light-hearted look at the fact that just under half of the top twenty Pennsylvania Turnpike commercial scofflaws are based in his home state. He notes, “Garden State firms took 10 of 24 spots on the turnpike’s tally of its ‘most egregious commercial toll violators’ — a category dominated by trucking firms. The Jersey contingent, including two local companies, represents a debt to toll takers of more than $1 million, the commission says. In a separate list, it notes Jersey drivers overall owe almost $7 million in tolls from more than 64,000 violations — ranking us second behind Pennsylvania.” Walsh goes on to quote PTC Chairman Sean Logan on the commission’s successful push for broader enforcement legislation and notes, “Lucky for Logan, he released that statement from the commission’s headquarters in Harrisburg. That’s too far away to see the gestures that were coming from New Jersey.”