PA Turnpike

Essential Pittsburgh
9:10 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Turnpike Tolls on the Rise For the Foreseeable Future

The Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls are increasing for the seventh time since 2007.
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The PA Turnpike Commission has approved a toll increase set to begin in 2015. This is the seventh rate increase since Act 44 of 2007.  It is also the first time since 2011, EZ Pass rates have gone up. What do these toll rate changes mean for the future of the turnpike?

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Transportation
3:30 am
Thu January 2, 2014

For Sixth Straight Year, Expect a Toll Hike on the Turnpike

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.

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.

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Transportation
3:49 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

PA Turnpike Tolls Going Up Again

Tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will increase for a sixth consecutive year come January.

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.

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Essential Pittsburgh
10:00 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Turnaround

MArk Compton is the current CEO of the PA Turnpike
Credit PA Turnpike

  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 "pay to play" allegations and the status of the State's EZ Pass plans.