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By Dave Lemery
The Center Square 

Pa. Turnpike Toll Hikes Drag On Economy While Doing Little About $13 Billion Debt

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January 9, 2020

Pity the commuter or trucker who must steer his or her vehicle onto the Pennsylvania Turnpike to get to work each day – the toll rates that critics say are already exorbitant are about to get even worse.

Reeling under massive debt payments that were supposed to be covered by tolls on Interstate 80, the ailing turnpike administration is set to roll out even higher toll rates starting Sunday, Jan. 5.

For a passenger vehicle traveling from the westernmost toll plaza in Warrendale, just outside Pittsburgh, all the way across the state to the easternmost ticketing plaza in North Wales, just ou...

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