PA Turnpike http://wesa.fm en Turnpike Tolls on the Rise For the Foreseeable Future http://wesa.fm/post/turnpike-tolls-rise-foreseeable-future <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.paturnpike.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">PA Turnpike Commission</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has approved a toll increase set to begin in 2015. This is the seventh rate increase since Act 44 of 2007. &nbsp;It is also the first time since 2011, </span><a href="http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/06/17/pa-turnpike-tolls-rising-5-percent-in-january-for-both-cash-and-ez-pass-customers/" style="line-height: 1.5;">EZ Pass</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> rates have gone up. What do these toll rate changes mean for the future of the turnpike?</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 01:10:28 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 31133 at http://wesa.fm Turnpike Tolls on the Rise For the Foreseeable Future For Sixth Straight Year, Expect a Toll Hike on the Turnpike http://wesa.fm/post/sixth-straight-year-expect-toll-hike-turnpike <p>The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission approved a toll increase of 2 percent for E-ZPass customers and 12 percent for those using cash last July. The increase will take effect on Jan. 5, making 2014 the sixth year in a row toll charges have been raised.</p><p>Commission spokeswoman Renee Colburn said the toll hike will allow it to meet its obligation to the state under Act 44 and pay for widening the Turnpike.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 08:30:00 +0000 Tim Camerato 21136 at http://wesa.fm PA Turnpike Tolls Going Up Again http://wesa.fm/post/pa-turnpike-tolls-going-again <p>Tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will increase for a sixth consecutive year come January.</p><p>The Turnpike Commission will continue to drive motorists toward E-ZPass with its latest toll hike in an effort to get toll money in advance.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 19:49:55 +0000 Matt Paul & Kevin Gavin 13998 at http://wesa.fm The Pennsylvania Turnpike Turnaround http://wesa.fm/post/pennsylvania-turnpike-turnaround <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Pennsylvania Turnpike CEO Mark Compton is on a mission to repair the image, and possibly the roads, of the scandal plagued agency. He talks about the "<a href="http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/3738612-74/turnpike-compton-grand#axzz2QeUaGLBM">pay to play</a>" allegations and the status of the State's EZ Pass plans. Wed, 17 Apr 2013 02:00:00 +0000 Heather McClain 7983 at http://wesa.fm The Pennsylvania Turnpike Turnaround