Get ready to pay more: Toll hikes in effect on 7 bridges connecting New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Today is the first weekday it will cost more to cross seven bridges connecting New Jersey to Pennsylvania, and for the first time in a decade, toll prices are increasing for drivers crossing the Delaware River.
E-ZPass users may see a 25 cent increase, but if you use cash, you'll pay triple from $1 to $3.
The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission increased the price of tolls at the bridges. It's the first systemwide toll adjustment in 10 years. The commission signed off on the toll changes last month, saying it was partly to offset declining toll revenue the pandemic caused this past year.
New tolls are in effect at the following bridges:
• Trenton-Morrisville toll bridge
• New Hope-Lambertville toll bridge
• Interstate 78 toll bridge
• Easton-Phillipsburg toll bridge
• Portland-Columbia toll bridge
• Delaware Water Gap toll bridge
• Milford-Montague toll bridge
Local residents have mixed feelings.
"I think the increase of $2 is more getting rid of the employees and automating everything,” says Dan Margo, of Farmingdale.
"It doesn't really affect me that much,” says Jason Kancylerz, of Lambertville. “My mother does live in New Hope, and I do occasionally go over the 202 bridge with an E-ZPass, so it's a $.25 increase. I can easily just use this bridge. There's no tolls."
According to the bridge commission, a little more than 75% of drivers use an E-ZPass to cross over the bridges.