Coronavirus: Pennsylvania suspends cash tolls

Toll operator Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) has temporarily suspended cash payments at all interchanges to remove interaction between drivers and personnel in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak
Charging, Tolling & Road Pricing / March 19, 2020
By Ben Spencer
PTC temporarily suspends cash payments at all interchanges (Source: © Georgesheldon |
PTC temporarily suspends cash payments at all interchanges (© Georgesheldon |

PTC CEO Mark Compton says: “This temporary measure is critical to enable us to support the Commonwealth in its efforts to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. I want to be clear that we will return to normal toll-collection operations as soon as it becomes practical.”

PTC says all tolls will be assessed electronically via E-ZPass or the PA Turnpike Toll by Plate programme as vehicles travel through tolling points.

Drivers without an E-ZPass should continue to use lanes marked 'Tickets' on entry and 'Cash' on exit, but should keep moving through the lane without stopping. The vehicle owner receives a Toll By Plate invoice within 30 days of the trip made through the tolling point.
Motorists have 20 days to pay the invoice before a second one is issued with an additional fee of $5 or the equivalent of 1.5% of the total amount owed.

Cash tolls will still be in place on the Mon-Fayette Expressway via the current automated payment machines.



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