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Pennsylvania Toll Billing Legislation Proposal

Last year, drivers racked up $155 million in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls that went unpaid. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission says the majority of these unpaid tolls come from people who don’t pay when they receive a bill in the mail. And officials say all that uncollected money is one of the reasons tolls continue to rise each year. The new bill targets unpaid tolls. toll road fees are paid.Sen. Marty Flynn is the minority chair of the transportation committee. He drafts a bill that would require anyone trying to register a vehicle in Pennsylvania to have paid all of their toll highway fees. “It’s not fair to the taxpayers. With that kind of money, the roads, the bridges, we could fix with that kind of money. It just gives us another arm to uphold the law,” said Flynn. Flynn is also urging the Turnpike Commission to accept PayPal and other payment methods to make it easier to collect fees. As part of its plan to pay off billions in debt, the Turnpike Commission is expected to continue raising toll prices for years to come. Senator Lisa Boscola is drafting a separate bill that would allow the state to seize lottery winnings or state tax refunds to settle unpaid toll highway fees. “You get very frustrated knowing that a lot of people just don’t pay, they just won’t. You have to penalize them somehow and unfortunately that’s the only way to get them. charge,” Boscola said. . Neither bill is expected to pass this year, but Flynn and Boscola hope to start a discussion that could lead to the proposals becoming law in 2023.

Last year, drivers racked up $155 million in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls that went unpaid.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission says the majority of these unpaid tolls come from people who don’t pay when they receive a bill in the mail. And officials say all that uncollected money is one of the reasons tolls continue to rise each year.

New bill targets unpaid tolls

WGAL News 8 On Your Side has looked into the matter, and lawmakers want to make life a little harder for drivers until highway fees are paid.

Senator Marty Flynn is the minority chair of the transportation committee. He drafts a bill that would require anyone trying to register a vehicle in Pennsylvania to have paid all of their toll highway fees.

“It’s not fair to the taxpayers. With that kind of money, the roads, the bridges, we could fix with that kind of money. It just gives us another arm to uphold the law,” said Flynn.

Flynn is also urging the Turnpike Commission to accept PayPal and other payment methods to make it easier to collect fees.

As part of its plan to pay off billions in debt, the Turnpike Commission is expected to continue raising toll prices for years to come.

Senator Lisa Boscola is drafting a separate bill that would allow the state to seize lottery winnings or state tax refunds to settle unpaid toll highway fees.

“You get very frustrated knowing that a lot of people just don’t pay, they just won’t. You have to penalize them somehow and unfortunately that’s the only way to get them. charge,” Boscola said. .

Neither bill is expected to pass this year, but Flynn and Boscola hope to start a discussion that could lead to the proposals becoming law in 2023.

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