HARRISBURG (AP) – PA Turnpike officials announced yet another toll increase – 6% beginning early next year – as well as a new 45% surcharge for non-EZ-Pass users whose tolls are assessed by mail based on their license plates. The PA Turnpike Commission approved a 6% increase for EZ-Pass users as well those without passes in the “Toll by Plate” program. But they also approved an average 45% increase over the 2020 cash rate “to reflect the costs of collections for this tolling method.” The new rates are to take effect Jan. 3. The PA Turnpike no longer accepts cash or credit cards on the system after having permanently converted to All-Electronic Toll collection last month.