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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-07-2015, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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PA Turnpike Toll Increase

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Motorists will have to dig a bit deeper next year to pay for travel on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

The turnpike commission said Tuesday its tolls will increase by 6 percent next year, largely to repay loans taken out to help fund roadwork projects under legislation passed in 2007 and 2013.


The higher rates go into effect on Jan. 3.

The commission expects to impose annual fare increases of 3 percent to 6 percent until 2044.


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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-07-2015, 09:15 PM
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The rates are already ridiculous. They're going to end up losing revenue by pricing people out of using it. They have to get their money, but they can't even give Lt Eric Eslary's funeral procession a free pass to downtown Pittsburgh.
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The rates are already ridiculous. They're going to end up losing revenue by pricing people out of using it.
This right here.

$2.15 to run from Delmont to Youngwood !!!

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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-07-2015, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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I believe the PA turnpike has the highest tolls in the country. We also have the highest gasoline tax in the country.

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We also have the highest gasoline tax in the country.
You'd think so to look around. But actually we are like 15th highest.

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According to Bankrate.com PA is the highest at ,70 per gallon.

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Pennsylvania has no excise tax on gasoline, but its other fees add 51.6 cents to each gallon of gas sold in the state. The most costly is the Keystone State's oil company franchise tax on liquid fuels. The average wholesale price used to calculate the tax rate for the first half of 2015 is up 62 cents per gallon over the 2014 rate.



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Correct me if I am wrong ,but I believe the turnpike has to give Penndot around 400 million dollars a year ?? due to this the turnpike has a hard time breaking even
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post #8 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-07-2015, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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You are correct Dave. They have to make that nut so they just raise the tolls every year. The people who drive the turnpike pay the bills for other highway projects in the state.

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Biggest issue with turnpike is the salary's and benefit package we pay the employees..............get that in check first.

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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-07-2015, 11:42 PM
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Hey guys be proud, Penna Turnpike is the oldest toll road in the country,I think est around 1939-40....
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