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Regular Drivers Crossing Delaware River Bridges to Get $18 Monthly Break

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Regular commuters on four Philadelphia-area bridges will get a price break starting next month.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Delaware River Port Authority will begin to rollout a program that returns $18 each month into E-ZPass accounts of drivers who cross the bridge at least 18 times in a month.

The discount applies to drivers who have E-ZPass accounts through New Jersey. Only Pennsylvania-bound vehicles pay the $5 toll.

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Up to 29,000 people are eligible to participate. The DRPA predicts it will lose $6.4 million annually because of it. But officials say they have enough money to ensure no toll increases through 2020.

The program will begin Dec. 8. E-ZPass customers who sign up through Dec. 28 will have their trips over the bridge retroactively apply to the discount.

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