A new toll increase on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will go into effect Jan. 5, 2020, continuing a 12-year streak of price increases.
The toll hike will apply to cash tolls, E-ZPass and toll by plate.
A trip calculator is available at www.paturnpike.com.
Tolls have increased every year since 2009.
PA Turnpike officials say the annual hikes are needed to meet funding obligations, maintenance and improvements to the turnpike system.
The turnpike commission says it is legislatively mandated to offer $450 million in funding to PennDOT each year under the terms of Act 44, a state law enacted in 2007
Newtown Borough Swears in New Police Officer
Earlier this month, Newtown Borough’s newest addition to the police department was sworn in.
Anna Khan was sworn in during a ceremony by District Justice Michael Petrucci .
Khan is a resident of Upper Bucks County, and was recommended for hire at the borough council meeting in November.
Mayor Charles ‘Corky’ Swartz said, Kahn’s resume is extensive with regards to her education and internships with the Tinicum and Quakertown Police Departments.
Kahn earned an Associates Degree from Bucks County Community College and graduated from the Montgomery County Police Academy in 2019.
Council approved Kahn’s hiring as a part-time, non-civil service Police Officer the date of her swearing in. She is currently employed as a full-time Officer with the Lafayette University Police Department in Easton, PA and will continue in that position, officials said.