The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission plans to remove the 76 toll plazas and toll collectors along the 545-mile stretch of road spanning the commonwealth, opting instead for an All-Electronic Tolling system (AET).
The all-electronic system is expected to be complete by 2018.
The AET would require the construction of an overheard toll gantry on the turnpike or at entrance and exit ramps.
Drivers without E-ZPass would drive through, and a camera would capture the license plate. Then a bill would be mailed to the registered owner of the vehicle.
Switching to an AET system would make for less delay and would reduce overall operating costs.
Visit the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s website for more information.