PA Governor Wolf Signs Toll Enforcement Legislation

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, “The Pennsylvania Turnpike now has the tools to go after motorists who have racked up more than $49 million in unpaid tolls, but it shouldn’t plan on spending that money any time soon. Legislation signed by [the governor on November 4] gives the state the authority to place liens against the registration of vehicles that have a half dozen or more unpaid tolls or more than $500 in outstanding bills.” The report adds, “Since the law doesn’t go into effect for nine months, the agency will spend that time trying to arrange reciprocal agreements with other states, said Mark Compton, the commission’s CEO. Informing drivers of the new tools so they might settle up before the law goes into effect will be a major part of the effort, Mr. Compton said.”