DRPA postpones bridge toll increase

CAMDEN, N.J. - December 9, 2009

The Delaware River Port Authority voted Wednesday to delay an increase scheduled for September 2010 until July 2011. Tolls will remain at $4 until then.

The bistate agency said it will reallocate $8 million in economic development funds to help cover the lost revenue and allow it to pay down debt.

The DRPA operates the Betsy Ross, Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman and Commodore Barry bridges, which span the Delaware River. It also operates a regional rail line.

The agency last raised bridge tolls in September 2008, when they went from $3 to $4.

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