HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania Turnpike officials are reminding motorists that tolls will rise by 25 percent in January.

The increase is to pay for mass transit subsidies and improvements to the state's roads and bridges under a transportation bill passed in 2007.

The most common toll paid by passenger vehicles will go from 75 cents to 95 cents, while a typical truck's tolls will be $7.85, up from $6.25.

The turnpike's annual revenues will climb from $619 million to about $738 million.

Higher tolls will take effect Jan. 4 over nearly the entire 545-mile system. The only exceptions are some newly opened sections of the turnpike in western Pennsylvania.

It's the sixth rate change in 68 years. The most recent toll increase occurred four years ago.