PHIA News Digest – Vol. 7, No. 45

November 7, 2022

Governor signs E-ZPass transparency legislation

The new law is called a “win” for Turnpike customers and government transparency. It requires the Turnpike to notify E-ZPass customers when they get a $10 penalty fee called a v-toll, charged when their transponder fails to register going through a toll plaza.

Wolf signs bill allowing commercial electric vehicles on state roads

Heavy-duty commercial vehicles powered by electric motors will now be able to travel Pennsylvania’s roads alongside their diesel- and natural gas-powered counterparts.

Wolf signs law to suspend vehicle registrations over unpaid Turnpike tolls

A measure to help the Pennsylvania Turnpike recover more unpaid tolls was signed into law Thursday, legislation that could trigger the suspension of thousands of vehicle registrations early next year.

Revenue Department releases October collections

In addition to the General Fund collections, the Motor License Fund received $217.6 million for the month, $0.7 million below estimate. Fiscal year-to-date collections for the fund – which include the commonly known gas and diesel taxes, as well as other license, fine and fee revenues – total $951.1 million, which is $8.9 million, or 0.9 percent, above estimate.


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