Pa. Turnpike now costs 25 percent more

January 4, 2009 6:08:40 AM PST
A ride on the Pennsylvania Turnpike is costing drivers more. Tolls on the turnpike increased by 25 percent starting Sunday. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission says the increase is the sixth in more than 68 years and first since August 2004.

Turnpike CEO Joe Brimmeier says the tollbooth income is not only going back into toll roads, but toward infrastructure improvements in every county in the state.

The commission says starting in 2010, tolls will go up about three percent each year.

The commission oversees and maintains 545 miles of toll roads in the state.

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