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Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission proposes toll increases for this year and 2024

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission is currently considering a two-stage system-wide toll adjustment to address significant — and continuing — traffic and revenue declines caused by the COVID-19 health crisis and to comply with the Commission’s financial resilience policy.

If approved, it would be the agency’s first system-wide toll adjustment in 10 years.

The following tables of adjusted rates are proposed to be charged at the Commission’s eight toll bridges:

  • Trenton-Morrisville (Route 1)
  • Scudder Falls (I-295)
  • New Hope-Lambertville (Route 202)
  • I-78
  • Easton-Phillipsburg (Route 22)
  • Portland-Columbia
  • Delaware Water Gap (I-80)
  • Milford-Montague (Route 206)

If approved, the proposed rates for 2021 would take effect on or after April 3, 2021; the proposed rates for 2024 would take effect on or after January 6, 2024.  Other changes are described in the respective vehicle description columns in bold.

2021 TOLL RATES

2024 TOLL RATES

The two proposed toll schedules above are posted for purposes of gathering public comment before the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission’s directors decide whether to approve, modify/approve, or reject the proposed rates.  If approved, they would be the first system-wide toll adjustment at the Commission in 10 years.  The top schedule of toll adjustments would take effect on or after April 3, 2021.  The second schedule would take effect on or after January 6, 2024.
The public comment period ends at 4:00 p.m. on February 26.  Three virtual hearings will be held as part of this comment process due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Under the proposed toll changes, uniform rates would be charged at the Commission’s eight toll bridges beginning on or after April 3, 2021.  Motorists with E-ZPass transponders would qualify for lower rates.  Drivers without E-ZPass would pay higher rates.  All E-ZPass users — regardless of issuing agency — will qualify for the E-ZPass rates. The Commission’s volume-based E-ZPass commuter discount, however, can only be applied to passenger vehicle transponders issued by the Commission’s toll processor — the regional New Jersey E-ZPass Customer Service Center.  The commuter discount is proposed to be 20 percent for eligible motorists who record 16 or more tolled trips acorss DRJTBC bridges in a respective calendar month, starting on or after April 3, 2021. The discount is proposed to continue through 2023.
The per-axle rates for trucks, buses, and other vehicles 8 feet or more in height would be $4.50 per axle for E-ZPass and $5 per axle for cash/TOLL BY PLATE on or after April 3, 2021. (The Scudder Falls Toll Bridge currently is the only DRJTBC crossing with all-electronic tolling (AET) and TOLL BY PLATE service.)  The off-peak E-ZPass discount for trucks, buses and commercial vehicles 8-feet and above in height would expire on or after April 3, 2021.
The proposed 2024 toll adjustment schedule (effective on or after January 6, 2024) would set the E-ZPass Class 1 vehicle rate at $1.50.  The Commission’s frequency-based commuter discount also would end at this time.
To provide a comment on the on the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission’s proposed toll adjustments for 2021 and 2024, click here

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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