Delaware River Port Authority
The American Automobile Association predicts 39 million drivers will travel 50 miles or more for the holiday weekend.
A plan to raise more money for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority by ending a discount for out-of-staters will actually hurt some New Jerseyans.
The Turnpike Authority wants to eliminate the off-peak E-ZPass discount for cars whose accounts are outside the New Jersey E-ZPass system.
The DRPA’s financial advisers don’t support a delay, fearing it could lower bond ratings and jeopardize loans. But some DRPA commissioners says commuters should be spared the pain.
The agency’s financial advisers warn that delaying hikes could hurt its credit worthiness.
The agency originally planned to raise tolls earlier this year on its four Philadelphia area bridges to $5 from $4, but was able to push back the increase to July 2011. The tolls are one-way, paid only by Pennsylvania-bound motorists.