EASTON, PA – The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) will hold two hearings next week to take public comment on two limited changes in its current toll structure for the agency’s seven existing toll bridges, including the Easton-Philipsburg (Route 22) and I-78 toll bridges.

One of these proposed adjustments would affect E-ZPass and cash tolls paid by drivers of two-axle vehicles that are less than eight feet high with more than four wheels; the preponderance of these vehicles would be pickup trucks with dual-wheel rear axles, often referred to as “dualies.” The tolls for these vehicles would be reset at $3.25 per-axle, making for a $6.50 toll. (Standard four-wheel pickup trucks would be unaffected by the change.)

The other proposed change clarifies what the cash toll rates should be for recreational vehicles with a trailer or vehicle in tow. (See below for more info.)

All other rates and vehicle classifications in the Commission’s current toll schedule (which took effect 11 p.m. June 30, 2011) are unaffected by the proposed toll adjustments.

The dates, locations and times for next week’s outreach and hearing sessions are:

– Aug. 2, 2016, Holiday Inn Express, 90 Kunkle Dr., Easton, PA. Toll hearing 6 p.m. Informal availability of Commission personnel to answer questions on the toll proposals at 5 p.m.

– Aug. 4, 2016, Early Childhood Learning Center, 459 Center St., Phillipsburg, NJ. Toll hearing 6 p.m. Informal availability of Commission personnel to answer questions on the toll proposals at 5 p.m.

At the two events, the Commission also will accept testimony on a proposed toll schedule for its Scudder Falls (I-95) Replacement Bridge, which links Mercer County, NJ and Bucks County, PA. The current bridge is functionally obsolete and needs to be replaced. To pay for the comprehensive project, the new bridge will become a tolled crossing.

The toll proposals and the Public Notice are posted on the Commission website: www.drjtbc.org.

The proposed adjustments for recreational vehicles with cars or trailers in tow and for two-axle vehicles less than eight-feet high with more than four wheels may be accessed at www.drjtbc.org/2016adjustments.

About The Commission

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission was formed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey in 1934. It operates eight toll bridges and 12 toll-supported bridges, two of which are pedestrian-only spans.  (Note:  The first completed span of the new Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge opened to traffic during overnight hours on July 9, 2019.) The Commission is a self-supporting public-service agency that receives neither federal nor state tax dollars to finance its projects or operations. Funding for the operations, maintenance and upkeep of its bridges and related transportation facilities is solely derived from revenues collected at its toll bridges. The Commission’s jurisdiction extends along the Delaware River from the Philadelphia-Bucks County line north to the New Jersey/New York border. The bridges carried more than 139.2 million cars and trucks in 2018. For more information about the Commission and its various initiatives to deliver safer and more convenient bridge travel for its customers, please see: www.drjtbc.org.

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