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Take the Bridge Over The Delaware River a Lot? You're Gonna Get a Break

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    The Delaware River Port Authority finance committee approved a commuter credit option for bridge travelers who make 18 or more round trips per month. (Published Wednesday, July 15, 2015)

    By the end of the year, regular commuters on four Philadelphia-area bridges will get a price break.

    The Delaware River Port Authority voted Wednesday to have a discount in place by Dec. 1.

    Commuters who make at least 18 trips a month on the bridges will get monthly E-ZPass credits of $18 per.

    The DRPA got rid of a similar program back in 2011 at the same time that the agency raised tolls to $5 from $4. Only Pennsylvania-bound vehicles pay.

    Over the last several years, the agency has reduced costs and notably stopped funding non-transportation economic development projects such as ballparks and museums.

    The DRPA says the discounts will cost about $6.4 million per year.