Pennsylvania Turnpike officials are looking to have an all-electronic toll collection plan in place within five years.
Turnpike Commission Acting CEO Craig Shuey told state lawmakers on Tuesday that the agency is moving forward with replacing toll booths along the 553-mile turnpike with overhead gantries.
Tolls would automatically be deducted from E-ZPass accounts. License plates of other vehicles would be photographed so bills could be sent to their owners.
The move could cost $250 million up front, according to a preliminary estimate, and would eliminate 700-plus toll collectors.
Almost 70 percent of drivers on the turnpike already use E-ZPass.