The transition to an all-electronic tolling system has been nearly a decade in the making; the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission first commissioned a feasibility study in 2010 . While finally pulling it off could stem the turnpike’s financial bleeding, it raises the specter of mass layoffs for the state’s more than 500 working toll collectors.
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