Starting next month, the Maine Turnpike Authority (MTA) will increase tolls for passenger and commercial vehicle drivers who use the Maine Turnpike.
Effective November 1, MTA will adjust tolls in order to offset significant losses to revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. MTA says that they lost out on approximately $60 million in projected toll revenue due to decreased travel during the pandemic.
The MTA says that they hope to generate $18 million in additional annual revenue with the toll hike.
After November 1, the cash toll rate for a five-axle truck traveling the full length of the Turnpike will be $32, an increase from the current rate of $28. The cash toll rate for a six-axle truck traveling the full length of the Turnpike will increase to $36.05 from $32.05.
EZ-Pass users will pay a slightly lower rate.
This is the first toll increase implemented on the Maine Turnpike since November 1, 2012.
An MTA Toll Rate Calculator is available here.
For additional information on the MTA toll increase, please click here.