Vote on proposed toll hike delayed until January
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Executive Council’s vote on a proposed toll hike will not happen until next month.
The Council was expected to consider the increase at its meeting Wednesday. The Concord Monitor reports the Department of Transportation declined to submit the proposal at the request of Councilor Russell Prescott, a Republican from Kingston. He said he wants to wait until the Jan. 10 meeting to allow the state’s regional planning commissions to weigh in.
Under the proposal, the rates in Hooksett and Bedford would increase from $1 to $1.50, Dover and Rochester tolls would increase from 75 cents to $1, and Hampton tolls would go from $2 to $2.50. It would be the first system-wide increase in a decade, and would raise money for highway projects.
Information from: Concord Monitor, http://www.concordmonitor.com