DRPA proposes toll hikes

July 10, 2008 3:56:53 PM PDT
The price of a trip between New Jersey and Philadelphia could soon rise.

The Delaware River Port Authority is asking its board of directors to approve increasing tolls over four Philadelphia area bridges by $1 in September, another $1 in 2010, and by automatic cost of living increases every other year.

The standard toll now is $3 and is paid only for traffic headed from New Jersey to Pennsylvania.

Fares for the port authority's PATCO train line would also go up by 10 percent this year and again in 2010.

Two public hearings are scheduled before the board is to vote on the increases, which would go into effect Sept. 14.

The last toll hikes on the bridge came in 2000.

You can tell the DRPA what you think about the fare hikes at the following meetings:

  • Tuesday, July 22nd
    Rutgers Camden Campus
    Campus center main lounge

  • Wednesday, July 23
    Philadelphia Cruise Terminal
    at the former Naval Yard in South Philadelphia

You can also e-mail your comments to the DRPA by using this link.

If you prefer to send your comments through the mail, use the following address:
Delaware River Port Authority
Corporate Communications
P.O. Box 1949
Camden, N.J. 08101