With a stay-at-home order in effect statewide, fewer people are driving on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
With fewer drivers, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is generating a lot less money from tolls. From March 22 through April 18, the turnpike commission has seen a 50 percent drop in revenue from tolls.
The drop in revenue poses serious challenges for the turnpike commission. Turnpike Commission CEO Mark Compton said the commission is cutting costs and scaling back repair projects.