Motorists planning to use the Pennsylvania Turnpike over the next two weeks will not have to hand cash or a credit card to a toll worker.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission on Monday announced it was suspending tollbooth stops in order to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
“This temporary measure is critical to enable us to support the Commonwealth in its efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” Turnpike CEO Mark Compton said. “I want to be clear that we will return to normal toll-collection operations as soon as it becomes practical.”
All tolls will be assessed electronically using E-ZPass or the Toll By Plate program.
Motorists who do not have an E-ZPass should use the lanes market “tickets” on entry and “cash” on exit but should not stop at the tollbooth, just keep driving. Drivers will receive an invoice for the tolls in the mail.