- Associated Press - Monday, September 28, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pennsylvania Turnpike officials plan to launch a pilot program next year in which two busy interchanges will convert to a cashless system.

The Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports (https://bit.ly/1MTGYGj ) the program will require drivers at the Beaver Valley Expressway and the Delaware River Bridge in Bucks County to use E-ZPass or have their license plates scanned by cameras and pay a monthly bill.

Turnpike Commission Chairman Sean Logan says the cashless system will require upgrades to interchanges, technology and safeguards to protect drivers’ data.

Logan says he’s not sure eliminating toll collector jobs will save money. They earn between $19.76 to $22.69 an hour.

A spokesman with the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association says electronic tolling helps free the flow of traffic.

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