Drivers who use seven Delaware River bridges will face the first toll increase since 2001 when new rates take effect on July 1.
The cash price will jump from 75 cents to $1 for cars traveling between New Jersey and Pennsylvania on the seven toll bridges operated by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission. Multi-axle trucks and commercial vehicles will pay 75 cents more per axle.
The bridges are on the upper Delaware River from Trenton northward.
A 40 percent discount for frequent commuters paying with E-ZPass will stay in place.
The bridge commission says the rate hikes are necessary to fund capital improvements, service debts and replace revenue lost due to the economic recession.
Thirteen other non-toll bridges operated by the agency will remain free of charge.