A lot more Pennsylvania Turnpike Toll takers will have Labor Day off in just a few more years. All of them, as a matter of fact. In fact they'll have no work (as it exists today) under the current toll booth system.
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).
For motorists traveling with no E-ZPass, a camera will capture the vehicle’s license plate and a bill will be mailed to the registered owner. “When we covert to all-electronic tolling, those (non-E-ZPass) vehicles are going to be post-billed, so the commission, in order to not risk revenue loss, is going to want to increase E-ZPass usage so more people are paying,” DeFabo said.