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Turnpike commission announces layoffs, permanently going cashless

Drivers can expect big changes on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

PENNSYLVANIA, USA — Drivers can expect big changes on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. It's permanently going cashless. 

The turnpike started cashless tolls in March because it didn't want money changing hands between drivers and toll takers during the pandemic.

RELATED: COVID-19 causes PA Turnpike to go cashless

The turnpike commission announced Tuesday toll workers will not be coming back. About 500 are being laid off.

Drivers will need E-ZPass, or cameras will snap a photo of your license plate and you'll get a bill in the mail.

RELATED: COVID-19 cut PA Turnpike traffic by half, toll revenue loss at more than $100 million