Why Pa. Turnpike tolls soared — and will continue rising for next 30 years

In 2004, the cost to travel the turnpike from the Ohio border to the New Jersey line was just over $21. Today, the same trip costs $47 — for E-ZPass users. For other drivers, the cost is $95.30, paid via Toll-by-Plate — a machine that scans license plates and sends a bill…