New Jersey

Tacony-Palmyra, Burlington Bristol Bridges Could See Toll Hike

A vote which takes place Wednesday may take a toll on local drivers’ pockets.
Bridge commissioners will decide on a potential toll hike on the Tacony-Palmyra and Burlington Bristol Bridges in New Jersey.
The proposed hike would raise toll costs from $2 to $3 for car drivers paying with E-ZPass and from $2 to $4 for car drivers paying in cash. Drivers of larger vehicle, such as buses and campers, would be expected to pay more.
The Burlington County Bridge Commission says the hike is necessary to cover the cost of over $100 million in bridge improvements.
Commuters sounded off at two public hearings held earlier this week.
The neighboring Betsy Ross Bridge, which also allows drivers to cross the Delaware River into Pennsylvania, costs $5 for drivers.
If the proposal is passed, drivers can expect the new toll to go into effect September 15.
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