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Tolls On Philadelphia-Area Bridges To Be $5 Friday

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Drivers who cross from New Jersey to Pennsylvania on four Philadelphia-area bridges will have to pay a dollar more starting Friday.

The cost of crossing the Ben Franklin, Walt Whitman, Betsy Ross and Commodore Barry bridges is scheduled to rise to $5.

Drivers only pay when they’re traveling into Pennsylvania on the Delaware River Port Authority’s bridges.

The agency’s PATCO train line will also have a 10 percent fare hike starting Friday. Rides from the most distant New Jersey stops to Center City Philadelphia will now be $3.

The DRPA says it needs the additional money to pay for major construction projects.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • Tom

    Someone has to pay Gov. Christie’s food bill!!!

  • ibb Now

    is pennsylvania that exotic?

  • Greg

    just to remind everyone what this insipid article won’t tell you. The tacony palmyra and Burlington Bristol are still 2 bucks each way. Beat these suckas at their own game. Ride free on the DRPA bridges into jersey and take the tacony back into philly. It’s easy to get back to I-95. A two minute detour.

  • sammysamples

    Money for construction? I think they’re just constructing themselves pay raises.

  • Leo White

    Gees, Its not like the goverment gave out any ‘shovel-ready’ stimulus funds……

  • jimmy

    Corrupt DoJ, DoD and CIA employees had taken bribes from Al Quida in exchange for information and logistics support during the four years prior to 9/11.

    When one considers that the 9/11 terrorists could take jumbo jet flying lessons, move about the US unobstructed, live for several weeks less than 2 miles from NSA head quarters and be on State Department watch lists, this makes sense.

    • Johan

      What does this have to do with a toll increase?

  • Richard Wilson

    I resent having to pay increased Patco fares to pay for that stupid soccer stadium in Chester that the DRPA funded.

  • Karen

    “The DRPA says it needs the additional money to pay for major construction projects.” It is hard to get anything done when you embezzle the money to give your friends free ezpass.

  • CAPS

    Just another way to milk the working man dry ! Try having more highspeed expass EZPASS lanes and make ezpass work

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