Pennsylvania Turnpike testing new way of collecting toll money

A new way of collecting toll money is coming to parts of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. When entering or exiting the turnpike drivers must choose to get in E-ZPass or cash only lanes. That could soon change with new technology.

“It’s safer because you don’t have that cross crossing traffic of E-ZPass traffic trying to get over into their lane and cash trying to get to their lane,” said Pennsylvania Turnpike spokesperson Carl Defebo. “So it’s much safer and enables much smoother traffic flow and better mobility.”

It’s called Toll by Plate. It’s being introduced as a pilot program at interchanges in Scranton and Pittsburgh. If all goes as planned, it could be expanded throughout the entire Turnpike by 2022.