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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 6, 2022 03:08 PM
From: Senator Marty Flynn
To: All Senate members
Subject: Accepting Payment Apps as Valid Methods of Toll Payment
 
In the near future, I plan to introduce legislation that would direct the PA Turnpike Commission to accept PayPal, Venmo, Cash App, and Zelle as valid forms of payment for tolls accrued on the PA Turnpike.

Feedback I have received from both constituents and concerned Pennsylvanians on my Turnpike Reform Package indicates that they are frustrated with the method in which the Commission conducts its Toll By Plate billing. According to the Commission, a customer’s first Toll By Plate invoice is generated thirty days after the travel date. The payment due date is then 20 days from the invoice generation and mail date. This sluggish process undoubtedly contributes to the Turnpike Commission’s low collection rates.

Thus, my legislation will allow for almost instantaneous payment of tolls by sending invoices to customer’s mobile phones and allowing them to pay by popular mobile payment apps, if they so choose.

Please join me in supporting this legislation which will help Pennsylvania bring its toll collection process into the 21st century.