New Jersey Turnpike Authority
Drivers who have E-ZPass accounts in other states soon won’t get off-peak discounts when they pass through New Jersey.
The work was going to reduce northbound traffic from two lanes to one on the toll road’s Western Spur in the vicinity of the Vince Lombardi Service Area in Ridgefield, Bergen County.
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.
New Jersey’s transportation commissioner says cumbersome union work rules cost the state as much as $13 million a year in salaries and benefits for extra toll collectors.
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 New Jersey Turnpike Authority on Wednesday was expected to authorize an extra $4 million for snow removal on the toll road.
Auditors say the Turnpike Authority paid its employees $30 million in unjustified bonuses and squandered millions on health insurance while tolls increased.
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