Drivers Brace For Higher Tolls On NJ Turnpike, Garden State Parkway

MONTVALE, NJ (WCBS 880) – When 2012 rolls around, the wallets of drivers on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway will take a hit.

WCBS 880’s Paul Murnane On The Story

Signs are already in place reminding motorists that beginning Jan. 1, tolls will increase 50 percent on the Parkway and 53 percent on the Turnpike.

LINK: NJ Turnpike Authority Toll Hike Fact Sheet (PDF)

“The tolls go up and I got to take the roads. So, there’s not much I can do. I don’t have an alternate route,” Bill Altneu, of Montvale, told WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane.

Given a choice between higher tolls, and a higher gas tax, Larry Nardasha takes the toll.

“If need be, the additional money I’ll save on the gas tax I can maybe find an alternate route where I don’t have to go on the Parkway that costs me the tolls.”

The hike is the second part of a two-phase toll increase approved in 2008 by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and then Gov. Jon Corzine.

What do you think about the toll hike? Sound off in the comments section below!

  • unnecessary1

    oh please… let’s stop blaming everyone but those at fault. Corzine spent the money in advance and we are now left holding the bag. Same as the budget. Corzine spent the Stimulus money all at once and left us 700B in the red, leaving the teachers and taxpayers holding the bag. Solution… STOP spending and put corrupt politicians in jail.

    Oh, and to the guy who was given the choice between gas or tolls… it’s not a choice of ‘which’ but ‘which first’. The gas tax is coming soon.

  • Carlos Liriano

    stop paying the CEO”s millions of dollars and they wont have to raise tolls every year, that’s what i call hyway robbery.

  • edlo

    improve my salary you jerks!

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