The toll fees on the Pennsylvania Turnpike change when the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission meets and votes to increase or decrease toll charges. Any changes are applied at the beginning of the next calendar year. As of 2015, tolls on the Turnpike have increased each year for the past seven years.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission works with the State Senate Transportation Committee to determine when and by how much toll schedules rise or decrease. The frequent rises in toll prices on the Turnpike are largely the result of two laws passed by the Pennsylvania legislature in 2007 and 2013 that were designed to improve revenue sharing amongst transit organizations within the state. These laws have greatly increased the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission's financial obligations and have led directly to fare hikes.