Like State Store employees, PA Turnpike Toll Collectors have an uncertain future. There is a proposal to make the Pennsylvania Turnpike all-electronic. E-ZPass transponders and cameras may make humans obsolete on the turnpike.
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is reviewing bids for a year-long study to make the 545 mile toll road automated.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette puts a human face on the story. You can read it here: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10318/1103248-455.stm