Thanksgiving is a week away and AAA estimates 41 million drivers will hit the road for the holiday. Many with E-ZPass will face a discount deception once they cross state lines.
New Jersey is almost out of money to pay for its roads, so at a hearing next week, lawmakers will look into merging three big agencies.
The average passenger vehicle toll will go up to $3.30 on the New Jersey Turnpike, and to $1.05 on the Garden State Parkway.
The Turnpike Authority says the average passenger-vehicle toll will go up from $2.20 to $3.30 on the NJ Turnpike and from $0.70 to $1.05 on the Garden State Parkway.
Ongoing construction along the New Jersey Turnpike has been a boon for a small group of state police troopers who oversee the work.
Auditors say the Turnpike Authority paid its employees $30 million in unjustified bonuses and squandered millions on health insurance while tolls increased.