New Cashless Tolling Point When Entering Pennsylvania from New Jersey
It’s the first of two pilot cashless tolling projects to evaluate implications for customers, employees and the Turnpike’s operating systems before further implementation occurs.
This new cashless toll facility will assess tolls as vehicles pass under an overhead gantry at highway speed for westbound-traffic only just after crossing the bridge. The toll will be charged for westbound travel from New Jersey to Pennsylvania only. There will be no toll for eastbound travel from Pennsylvania to New Jersey. The start- and end-point of the PTC’s trip-based system will move to a different location about six miles to the west. A new mainline toll plaza, called the Neshaminy Falls Toll Plaza, will become the eastern terminus — or the beginning and end — of the Turnpike’s ticket system. It will be located at milepost 353, about two miles east of the existing Bensalem Interchange.
Cashless tolling provides many benefits, including:
- Improved mobility – reduced travel times
- Customer convenience – no stopping to pay tolls
- Cleaner environment – reduced auto emissions
- Operational efficiencies – better use of toll dollars
- Safety – reduced lane changes at toll plazas
- Minimal impact to adjacent properties
To learn more about this project, visit www.nocashzone.com.