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Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls going up in 2017

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is boosting tolls by 6 percent starting January 8, 2017. Tolls have increased every year since 2009 as the commission seeks revenue to pay for a long-term project to reconstruct the Turnpike and handle its debt service.

"The most common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase next year from $1.16 to $1.23 for E-ZPass customers and from $1.80 to $1.95 for cash customers," the commission stated in a press release Tuesday.

Tolls would not go up on the Turnpike's Delaware River Bridge cashless tolling point northeast of Philadelphia.

The commission plans to invest $5.77 billion for the Turnpike project in the next decade. It also is facing a debt service of $573 million in 2017 while drawing $1.1 billion in toll revenue. Commissioners also ordered a review of all Turnpike improvement projects to look for potential savings.

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