Corzine's new plan includes adding toll to non-toll road
Gov. Jon Corzine?s financial restructuring plan includes not only an increase in existing tolls but also the addition of a toll to a non-toll road.
The idea of adding a toll to the five-mile stretch of Route 440 between the Turnpike and the Outerbridge Crossing is a tough pill to swallow for drivers who use that roadway daily. Limo driver Al Fiorilli says the additional toll will have a bad effect on his bottom line.
?With the increase in tolls and the gas going now at $4 a gallon, it?s going to hinder a lot of people,? Fiorilli says.
The new toll on Route 440 will not only affect New Jersey drivers. Many residents say the proposed plan would primarily affect New York drivers.
The other roadways affected by the governor?s plan would be the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway. The proposed toll increases are not due to take effect until 2010.
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