PA Turnpike Approves Toll Increase in 2022

July 7th, 2021

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) approved a 5% toll increase for 2022 that will affect both E-ZPass and “TOLL BY PLATE” customers. This will mark the 14th consecutive year turnpike tolls will rise.

According to the turnpike commission, the most common toll for a passenger vehicle next year will increase from $1.60 to $1.70 for E-ZPass customers and from $3.90 to $4.10 for TOLL BY PLATE customers.

The toll hike will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 2, 2022. It will be effective across the entire system except on the Southern Beltway (PA Turnpike 576) west of Pittsburgh, which is slated to open this fall.

Last year, the turnpike moved to an entirely cash-free tolling system. Drivers without E-ZPass receive a bill in the mail.

The PTC cited rising costs from its mandatory transit operation payments to the PA Department of Transportation, which have totaled $450 million annually, as the reason for the toll increases. The final annual payment of $450 million was made in July, the PTC said in a news release.

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