Starting in January, tolls on Pa. Turnpike will be going up

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission approved another toll increase that takes effect in January. 

Tolls will go up across the board by six percent for both E-Zpass and cash paying drivers. Tolls have gone up annually since 2007. 

KYW Newsradio spoke with a DJ who uses the turnpike all the time. She says at some point, she may have to explore other options.

“I will definitely consider using a different form of transportation if I see a significant increase in my bill,” she said. 

Half of the money collected on the turnpike isn’t used to make repairs. The Turnpike Commission will send $700 million this year alone to help fund mass transit around the state.