Cashless Tolling on the Turnpike

On January 3, 2016, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will open its first cashless tolling point entering PA at the Turnpike Bridge over the Delaware River. Along with this opening comes the debut of a new tolling system called PA Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE. This system is a new way for cash customers to pay this toll.


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  1. New Cashless Tolling Point When Entering Pennsylvania from New Jersey

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) will introduce its first-ever cashless tolling facility on January 3, 2016 entering Pennsylvania at the Turnpike Bridge over the Delaware River in Bucks County. It’s the first of two pilot cashless tolling projects to evaluate implications for customers, employees and the Turnpike’s operating systems before further implementation occurs.

This new cashless toll facility will assess tolls as vehicles pass under an overhead gantry at highway speed for westbound-traffic only just after crossing the bridge. The toll will be charged for westbound travel from New Jersey to Pennsylvania only.  There will be no toll for eastbound travel from Pennsylvania to New Jersey. The start- and end-point of the PTC’s trip-based system will move to a different location about six miles to the west. A new mainline toll plaza, called the Neshaminy Falls Toll Plaza, will become the eastern terminus — or the beginning and end — of the Turnpike’s ticket system. It will be located at milepost 353, about two miles east of the existing Bensalem Interchange.

Cashless tolling provides many benefits, including:

  • Improved mobility – reduced travel times
  • Customer convenience – no stopping to pay tolls
  • Cleaner environment – reduced auto emissions
  • Operational efficiencies – better use of toll dollars
  • Safety – reduced lane changes at toll plazas
  • Minimal impact to adjacent properties

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  1. How to pay the toll

E-ZPass is the most affordable way to travel the PA Turnpike, and that will continue to be the case for the new Cashless Tolling Point when entering Pennsylvania from New Jersey. E-ZPass customers save up to 35% compared to those who pay cash. E-ZPass is safer and more convenient for customers and more efficient for the PA Turnpike Commission.

At the new Cashless Tolling Point, all motorists will keep moving at posted speeds under gantries that will span the roadway. As with most tolled bridges in the region, the toll will be charged for travel in only one direction.  E-ZPass customers will be charged the same way they are charged right now. Their E-ZPass transponders will be read and their accounts will be charged the $5 toll for a two-axle vehicle.*

Don’t have E-ZPass? No Problem. The PA Turnpike Commission will bill you. The new license plate tolling system, PA Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE means motorists who elect not to enroll in E-ZPass will receive a bill in the mail.

PA Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE customers will pay $6.75 for a two-axle vehicle*.  Cameras placed on gantries that span the roadway will capture images of license plates as cars pass through the tolling point at highway speed. The registered owner of the vehicle will receive an invoice in the mail. Currently, the new Cashless Tolling Point at the Delaware River is the only location that accepts PA Turnpike TOLL BY PLATE payment.

*There will be an additional charge for each additional axle.

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  1. No cash. No stopping. No worries.

The new Cashless Tolling Point entering Pennsylvania at the Delaware River is a critical part of the Turnpike’s $1.4 billion project to provide a direct link between the Turnpike and I-95. In the next two years travelers through this area will see the following changes to facilitate this link:

January 3, 2016:

  • A new cashless toll will be charged for westbound traffic entering Pennsylvania from New Jersey only. The Delaware River Bridge and Delaware Valley toll plazas will no longer function as payment points, all traffic will keep moving through the toll plazas without paying or taking a ticket.
  • The new Neshaminy Falls toll plaza will open at Milepost 353, marking the eastern-most point of the ticket system. Cash travelers will take a ticket or pay their final toll at this location. E-ZPass will be accepted and function as usual in this location.

2016: The Delaware River Bridge and Delaware Valley toll plazas will be completely removed from the roadway.

2018: Two direct links from the PA Turnpike to I-95 will open, including a ramp for westbound PA Turnpike traffic to exit southbound on I-95 and a ramp for northbound I-95 traffic to exit onto eastbound PA Turnpike.

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