Toll increases approved for NJ Turnpike, Parkway

WOODBRIDGE, N.J. - October 10, 2008 - In a unanimous vote taken today, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority approved increases on the turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. Those hikes will fund transportation projects and help pay for a proposed rail tunnel into New York City.

And in a separate action, the South Jersey Transportation Authority, which operates the Atlantic City Expressway, also approved toll increases today.

Those tolls will increase between 50 and 60 percent, depending on the location, and are expected to raise $205 million for improvements to the highway and Atlantic City Airport.

Drivers on the turnpike will see tolls rise an average of 50 cents per trip this year, to $1.70, and an additional 90 cents in 2012.

Parkway drivers will see an average increase of 15 cents this year and 25 cents four years later.

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