House lawmakers have urged the agency that sets tolls and manages
bridges over the Delaware River to create volume discounts for truckers
using E-ZPass, The Trenton Times reported.
House voted 202-0 on Oct. 22 to adopt the resolution urging the
Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission to adopt a volume discount
plan for local commercial E-ZPass users.
also encouraged the bi-state commission that operates seven toll
bridges connecting New Jersey and Pennsylvania to set identical
car tolls. The agency, however, has already moved toward enacting
identical tolls on cars with a Sept. 29 vote to set all tolls at
resolution carries no force of law, and the Pennsylvania House has
no authority over the commission, which is an independent agency,
the newspaper reported.
commission already offers personal vehicles with E-ZPass a 40 percent
discount through a special plan if they make at least 20 trips in
35 days, but doesn’t offer that option for commercial users.
agency voted Sept. 29 to lower car tolls and cut a Jan. 1 truck
toll increase, but didn’t consider a volume discount plan for local
commercial E-ZPass users. It did decide to further consider concerns
from area truckers.