Lawmakers grilled state transportation officials over the turnpike’s ongoing funding issues in a budget hearing Tuesday.
The Turnpike Commission is behind on payments to the state amid a lawsuit over its rising tolls.
Every year, the commission pays $450 million to the state for transit projects. To afford it, it's hiked tolls around 200 percent in the last decade and taken on a lot of debt.
Even when the payments scale down in 2022, tolls will have to keep rising.