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PA turnpike to go cashless

Posted 11/6/19

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) announced on November 4 that it plans a full transition to “cashless,” all-electronic tolling (AET) in late 2021. Once …

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PA turnpike to go cashless

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HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) announced on November 4 that it plans a full transition to “cashless,” all-electronic tolling (AET) in late 2021. Once the change is implemented, in-lane or onsite payment will no longer be accepted anywhere along the 552-mile tollway.

After a pair of western PA cashless conversions last month, the remaining sections of the east-west mainline, the Northeastern Extension (Interstate 476) and the Mon-Fayette Expressway (south of Pittsburgh) are scheduled to be converted to cashless in fall 2021.

“This schedule is possible due to the success of our AET pilot locations, two in eastern PA and two on the western side of our system,” said PTC CEO Mark Compton. “Data from these pilots is clear: Performance is on par with projections after 58 million AET transactions have been processed to date at four cashless-tolling locations.”

Last year, the PTC converted the Findlay Connector in Washington and Allegheny counties and the Keyser Avenue and Clarks Summit tolling points on the Northeastern Extension in Lackawanna County. In January 2016, it opened a cashless tolling point near the Turnpike Bridge over the Delaware River at the New Jersey border in Bucks County.

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