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.
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
• New Hope-Lambertville
• Interstate 78 toll
• Easton-Phillipsburg toll
• Portland-Columbia toll
• Delaware Water Gap toll
• Milford-Montague toll
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
According to the bridge
commission, a little more than 75% of drivers use an E-ZPass to cross over the