Turnpike hike–rates go up for the 10th year in a row

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Crossing the Commonwealth on the Pennsylvania Turnpike just got more expensive; 6% more expensive to be precise.

The Turnpike Commission voted for the increase for the tenth year in a row.  Pennsylvania’s Auditor General, Eugene Depasquale, spoke about the increases.  “The turnpike has some real financial challenges.  They have to pay about $450 million a year to PennDOT, and there’s no revenue other than toll increases to pay for it.  So, this will continue unless the legislature addresses it.”

The new rates will go into effect in January of 2018.

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