Pennsylvania, Kansas turnpikes increase tolls

| January 09, 2013

I-70, part of the Kansas Turnpike near Lawrence, Kan., part of the Kansas River Bridges Replacement and Plaza Improvement project.

On Sunday, drivers begin paying a toll increase on the Pennsylvania Turnpike and in three weeks, Kansas Turnpike users also will see a toll hike.

Pennsylvania Turnpike users now are being charged 10 percent more if paying cash and 2 percent more if using E-ZPass.

On Feb. 1, Kansas Turnpike drivers using cash and in the electronic tolling program will also face hikes. Commercial vehicles with five or more axles will face an average hike of 5 percent. Cash rates for two to four axle vehicles will jump 10 percent and 5 percent if a electronic toll customer.

The Pennsylvania toll increase helps satisfy the Turnpike’s obligation in addressing a transportation-funding shortfall and fund the Turnpike’s capital plan, focused largely on reconstruction and widening

The Kansas Turnpike toll hike is to support future capital needs, especially ongoing deck replacements on some of the authority’s 348 bridges.

  • jescott418

    Rates are flat but everything else has a one way up ride. Funny how everyone else can find a way to raise their rates?

  • Marty Marsh

    This subject is a waste of time, Pa would have tolls on all interstates if the feds would let them. Corruption at it’s finest.

  • Marty Marsh

    Oh, and yes I live in PA, what ever you do, stay out of Luzerne county the most corrupt place in PA.

  • dave

    You have to be kidding. PA is already outrageous strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.