To Protect Toll Collectors During Coronavirus Pandemic, Turnpike Currently Not Accepting Cash, Credit Cards

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To protect its tollbooth personnel during the coronavirus pandemic, Pennsylvania Turnpike is currently not accepting cash or credit cards. Image via Montgomery County Planning Commission.

To protect its tollbooth personnel during the coronavirus pandemic, Pennsylvania Turnpike is currently not accepting cash or credit cards, writes Holly Herman for the Daily Local News.

Motorists now have to drive without stopping through the tollbooth in lanes marked “ticket” or “cash.” They will receive a notification of the toll amount through the mail.

“This temporary measure is critical to enable us to support the Commonwealth in its efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” said Mark Compton, PA Turnpike CEO.

He added that toll-collection operations will return to normal “as soon as it becomes practical.”

However, it is currently not known when that will happen.

Under the toll-by-plate program, the vehicle’s registered owner will receive an invoice within 30 days. They will be charged the cash toll rate. The payments can be made online, by phone, or by mail within 20 days, or a second invoice with a penalty fee is issued.

As a precaution, PA Turnpike has also closed all dining and indoor public restrooms at the Peter J. Camiel Service Plaza in Elverson, as well as Valley Forge Service Plaza in King of Prussia.

Read more about PA Turnpike’s measures at the Daily Local News here.

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Public Health Notice: To get the latest information and updates regarding COVID-19, visit the Montco COVID-19 Data Hub here. Have questions about the County’s response to the coronavirus? Send an email to COVID19@montcopa.org.

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