HARRISBURG – In response to a disclosure that $104 million in PA Turnpike tolls went uncollected from June 2020 through May 2021, Sen. Marty Flynn of Lackawanna, Luzerne, and Monroe Counties is proposing a package of legislation to put a stop to the problem. His measure would lower the threshold needed to trigger a vehicle registration suspension from six unpaid tolls to four or from $500 in unpaid tolls to $250. It would also raise the statute of limitations from three years to five years so turnpike officials have a longer window to pursue violators. The proposal also would require the PA Turnpike Commission to reinstate a number of staffed lanes to allow for in-person payments of tolls, including cash. Flynn’s legislation also requires the Turnpike Commission to submit an annual report to the General Assembly that outlines the revenue from collected tolls as well as missed revenue from uncollected tolls during the prior fiscal year.

SEN. MARTY FLYNN