Murphy vetoes Delaware Memorial Bridge toll hike
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has vetoed a proposed toll hike at the Delaware Memorial Bridge.
The Democratic governor issued the veto in a letter dated Wednesday to the Delaware River and Bay Authority, which operates the bridge.
Murphy says he isn’t ready for any toll increases beyond those for critical safety projects.
In a statement, the authority said it’s disappointed and said the lack of revenue could hurt capital improvement projects.
The price to cross between New Jersey and Delaware was set to increase from $4 to $5 for cars and small trucks, beginning March 1.
The last general toll increase took place in July 2011. The authority approved the now-vetoed hike at a meeting last month.
The agency says approximately 36 million vehicles travel the twin spans annually.