Update: A toll increase has been approved for the bridge, but Commuter Frequent Traveler discount fares will only change slightly, Today’s Sunbeam reports.
The DRBA approved the $1 increase for base fares, as well as an increase to commercial fares, but the discount fares will only go up 25 cents, instead of the initial proposal to raise the fares to $2 by 2012.
The hikes are expected to raise an addition $22 million annually.
Original report: The Delaware River and Bay Authority will meet today to consider a $1 toll hike on the Delaware Memorial Bridge. The DRBA says the hike — the first in 11 years — is necessary for infrastructure and safety improvements.
As Today’s Sunbeam reports, today’s meeting will focus on raising the toll to $4 as early as July 1, as well as increasing commercial rates and discount plans. No adjustment has been made to the discount rates in 24 years.