August 03, 2015
The Burlington County Bridge Commission is considering doubling the fare for vehicles crossing two of the county's major bridges.
The commission will be holding public hearings Aug. 11-12 for the proposed toll hikes on the Tacony-Palmyra and Burlington-Bristol bridges, which would increase the fare for automobiles and other class 1 vehicles from $2 to $4 for cash customers and to $3 for EZ Pass customers.
The hike would be the first on the bridges in 15 years. According to the Burlington County Times, the fare was raised to $2 in 2000 from $1.
The commission says the proposed hike would generate funds to be used for $110 million in maintenance projects, including replacing the existing roadway on the Burlington-Bristol Bridge and the addition of a motorized platform under the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge to be used for maintenance and inspections.
The hearings will be held at 6 p.m. at the Commission's Maintenance Building on 260 Reed Street, Burlington City. If you wish to make comments at the hearing, contact the commission's Director of Communications Liz Verna by email (email@example.com) or by phone at 856-829-1900.