Gov. Murphy Vetoes Delaware Memorial Bridge Toll Increase

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CARNEYS POINT, N.J. -

It looks like commuters that travel along the Delaware Memorial Bridge won't be seeing a toll increase after all.

Governor Phil Murphy has vetoed a resolution that was adopted by officials with the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA), which established a new toll rate schedule at the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

The DRBA approved the schedule last month.

It would have set the rate for passenger cars and small trucks at $5, and commercial vehicles would have had to pay $2 more per axle beginning in March.

The rate change was expected to generate about $34 million in additional annual revenue that was essential to fund the agency’s $440 million Capital Improvement Program.

DRBA officials say they are disappointed by Murphy's decision and without the additional revenue, many infrastructure investment projects, including some at the Delaware Memorial Bridge, will be delayed or postponed indefinitely until the resources necessary to fund them become available.

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