Crossing the Ambassador Bridge in Michigan or Ontario just got cheaper – for passenger vehicles at least. Under a program launched Monday, tolls for four-wheelers are cut nearly in half while commercial vehicle tolls remain the same.
Effective Monday, Feb. 18, tolls for passenger vehicles are as low as $2.60, down from $4 U.S. and $4.60 Canadian. The $2.60 rate is in both U.S. and Canadian dollars. The lowered rate will remain at $2.60 every day at every hour
There is one catch: The lower rate only applies to passenger vehicle drivers who have enrolled in the Ambassador Bridge Premier Commuter Card program. Those who already have the card will get the $2.60 rate immediately. New members will have to put an initial $150 on the pre-pay card, which will be replenished once the balance hits $25.
Rates for commercial vehicles will remain at the same levels they have been at since 2015. Class A trucks (0-36,000 pounds) will be charged $3.50 per axle, Class B (36,001-54,000 pounds) at $4 per axle and Class C trucks (54,001-145,000 pounds) charged at $5.50 per axle. Wide loads from 9 feet to 13 feet and 6 inches will be charged an additional $60.
Additionally, a third lane for commuters will be open from Canada to the U.S. every weekday morning from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. From the U.S. to Canada, that third commuter lane will be available every weekday afternoon from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information about Ambassador Bridge toll rates, visit AmbassadorBridge.com.
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