Audit to examine impact of toll hikes on Pennsylvania Turnpike traffic, revenue

Theresa Clift | Wednesday, January 3, 2018, Pittsburgh Tribune Review

The state auditor general’s office will conduct a performance audit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission in light of concerns that annual toll hikes will cause traffic to decline and generate less money for important construction projects.

“What we want to analyze is their belief from their consultants that despite the increase in tolls, they’ll have increased traffic,” Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said during a conference call with reporters Wednesday. “I am not convinced this is going to happen.”

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