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.