Discounts Could Return for Frequent Bridge Commuters

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    NEWSLETTERS

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    Ben Franklin Bridge

    Drivers who often use bridges in our area could be in for a big break once again.

    Officials with the Delaware River Port Authority say they’re considering restoring the toll discount for drivers who frequently use the Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Betsy Ross and Commodore Barry bridges.

    The DRPA ordered a traffic study needed to authorize toll reductions on the bridges. The reductions would amount to an $18 monthly discount for drivers who use a bridge at least 18 times a month.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the studies will likely take several months and end with a vote from the DRPA board on whether or not a toll discount should be implemented.

    The DRPA ended commuter discounts back in July of 2011.

    The only discount currently available is a 50 percent one for senior citizens who use a NJ-issued E-ZPass and have proof of age.