Pa. Turnpike tolls rising 25 percent

January 3, 2009 1:05:56 PM PST
Most tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike are increasing 25 percent on Sunday. The new rates become effective at 12:01 a.m.

The most common toll paid by passenger vehicles will go from 75 cents to 95 cents, while a typical truck's tolls will be $7.85, up from $6.25.

The turnpike's annual revenues will climb from $619 million to about $738 million. The money helps subsidize 74 mass transit agencies and repair the state's bridges and roads.

The only exceptions are some newly opened sections of the turnpike in western Pennsylvania.

It will be the sixth rate change in 68 years, but the turnpike expects to begin increasing tolls every year, by about 3 percent annually.

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