The New Jersey
Turnpike Authority will raise tolls starting Jan. 1, The Newark
Star-Ledger reported Dec. 30. Cash tolls will rise 17 percent,
but E-ZPass users will get a little break, only paying 10 percent
more at rush hour and 5 percent during other times.
The higher tolls
- which the paper said would raise about $41 million - are part of
a two-stage toll hike that will help pay for a $917 million capital
improvement program. Projects covered in the program include an interchange
in Secaucus and a link between the toll road and Route 1.