DRPA delays toll hike at least two years

The cost of commuting will stay the same for motorists who use bridges operated by the Delaware River Port Authority.

The DRPA on Wednesday approved an $89 million budget that holds the line on tolls on its four bridges. The board deferred raising the $5 roundtrip toll for at least another two years.

The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill reports vice chairman Jeffrey Nash says the next goal is to find a way to enact a commuter discount.

Nash says the authority is in a strong financial position after reducing debt service and lowering costs through efficiencies.

Operation expenses are expected to increase nearly $3 million, mainly to cover higher health care and pension costs for the DRPA’s approximately 850 employees.

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