2010-12-30 / Local & State

Pa. Turnpike Makes U-turn, Decides To Print Tolls

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is making a policy U-turn and deciding to resume printing the toll schedule on tickets it hands out to motorists who pay cash.

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg reported Wednesday that tickets with the fare increases currently scheduled to take effect Jan. 2 won’t be available for a few months. After Jan. 2 and until the new ones are ready, the turnpike will issue tickets without the toll schedule.

Officials say they’re hopeful that will only last a few months.

The commission is reversing a decision that had been adopted as a cost-savings measure, because tolls are going to increase annually. It was supposed to save about $80,000 a year.

The change comes in response to criticism by customers and state Auditor General Jack Wagner.

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