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DRPA to consider delaying toll hike until 2012

Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Delaware River Port Authority

Tolls on four bridges connecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey might not go up so soon, after all.

The Delaware River Port Authority may vote Wednesday on a proposal that would delay toll hikes on the Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Betsy Ross and Commodore Barry bridges until 2012.

Tolls are scheduled to rise by $1 on July 1, 2011.

For cars, the rate would increase to $5 from $4. Only drivers heading from New Jersey to Pennsylvania must pay.

Some DRPA officials say they don't expect a vote until there's an analysis of what a delay would mean for the authority's bond rating.

PATCO train fares are still scheduled to go up by 10 percent in January.

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