PA Turnpike Toll Hike Takes Effect. Transfers to Mass Transit Cited as Driving Force.

WGAL reports, “A 6 percent increase is now in effect for cash and E-ZPass motorists along the 550-mile [Pennsylvania Turnpike]. The turnpike commission says the money will help fund projects to rebuild and widen the turnpike as well as support Pennsylvania’s public transportation needs. The commission says it generated $1 billion in annual toll revenue from more than 198 million vehicles a year during the 2016 fiscal year.”