Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls to Increase by 5 Percent in 2023
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a 5 percent toll increase for 2023, which will impact all E-ZPass and Toll by Plate customers.
The increase goes into effect Jan. 8, 2023, at 12:01 a.m.
The rate hike will raise the most-common toll for a car using E-ZPass from $1.70 to $1.80. Toll by Plate rates will increase from $4.10 to $4.40 for the most-common toll.
The most common toll for a Class-5 tractor trailer will go up from $13.70 to $14.40 for E-ZPass customers and from $28 to $29.40 for Toll by Plate customers.
“The PTC has been forced to increase tolls annually through the foreseeable future to meet its financial obligations under Act 44 of 2007," said PTC CEO Mark Compton in a statement. “It’s worth noting that, even with these ongoing annual increases, our per-mile toll rate continues to be below the midline compared with rates of other U.S. tolling agencies.”
Based on current traffic and revenue projections, the Turnpike Commission's plan calls for future toll increases of 5 percent through 2025, 4 percent in 2026, 3.5 percent in 2027, then 3 percent annually from 2028 to 2050.