Drivers facing more expensive ride on Turnpike, Parkway

For the second time in three years, toll rates have risen on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway.Tolls increased 53 percent on the

TRENTON - For the second time in three years, toll rates have risen on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway.

Tolls increased 53 percent on the Turnpike and 50 percent on the Parkway yesterday morning. The hikes are the second part of a two-phase toll increase adopted by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority under Gov. Jon Corzine in October 2008.

Under the new rates, the price of driving the length of the turnpike goes from $9.05 to $13.85 for cash-paying customers. E-ZPass customers, who had paid $6.80, will now pay $10.40. Two-axle trucks now pay $28.45, up from $18.60.

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority sought the rate increases to fund $7 billion in improvements over the next 10 years.

New Jersey Turnpike Authority

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: News conference on arrest in murder of 1 VIDEO: News conference on arrest in murder of Sarah Butler
News 12 New Jersey - Weather On The 2 New Jersey Weather Forecast
More than 1,000 runners dressed as Santa Claus 3 Santas run through Asbury Park for charity
Police: Teen student arrested for terror threats against 4 Police: Teen makes threats against Linden H.S. students
Andrew Ehinger shows off some gadgets that are 5 The Download - Hot for the Holidays: Part 2

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE