agency that operates four bridges across the Delaware River has dropped a
discount for cars using E-ZPass, but it has kept the same discount for trucks.
The Delaware River Port Authority said in a recent
release that a 10 percent discount on tolls over its four bridges – the
Benjamin Franklin, Walt Whitman, Commodore Barry and Betsy Ross bridges, all in
the Philadelphia area – would no longer be available for any customers except
those who have commercial accounts.
won’t lose out entirely, though. They will still be eligible for a discount of
$18 if they use their E-ZPass on the bridges at least 18 times each month.
The agency said it made the changes because of a $15
million shortfall in its 2004 operating and capital budgets. The changes took
effect Jan. 1.