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By CHRISTEN SMITH
The Center Square 

Pa. Turnpike Tolls Rise, Again, Amid Bleak Revenue Projections

 

January 21, 2021

Pa. Turnpike Commission

The Allegheny Institute for Public Policy said the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will raise tolls through 2050 as it falls deeper into a financial hole exacerbated by its $450 million annual commitment to PennDOT and the pandemic's impact on travel, likely to last years.

Another year, another toll increase on the Pennsylvania Turnpike – a trend drivers will likely withstand for another three decades amid bleak traffic and revenue projections, according to a new report.

The Allegheny Institute for Public Policy said the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will raise tolls through 2050 as it falls deeper into a financial hole exacerbated by its $450 million annual commitment to PennDOT and the pandemic's impact on travel, likely to last years.

The Turnpike Commission, itself doesn't deny the source of its financial woes. CEO Mark Compton said this year's six-p...



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