Toll increases: Feds question DRPA, Turnpike hike to come

    After New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg called for a probe into the Garden State’s toll hikes, CBS3 reports that federal officials will be questioning several agencies, including the Delaware River Port Authority on how it put its increases into effect.

    “DRPA C.E.O. John Matheussen is ready to show the hikes here were both legal and proper,” said the article.

    Speaking of toll hikes, beginning on January 6, 2013, travelers on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will be paying up to 10 percent more at the tollbooth.

    The Upper Moreland Patch reports that drivers who use E-ZPass will see an increase of 2 percent, while those paying cash will pay 10 percent more. The new rates are projected to bring in 3 percent more annual revenue and help to nudge drivers into the E-ZPass lanes, for good.

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