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Delaware Memorial Bridge Toll Rates Increase on May 1, 2019
By JSalmon on 04/29/2019:  

Delaware Memorial Bridge Toll Rates Increase on May 1, 2019
Additional Revenue to Fund Agency’s Capital Improvement Program

New Castle, Del. – On May 1, 2019 at 12:00 midnight, Delaware Memorial Bridge toll rates will increase for all vehicle classifications. At approximately 11:50 p.m. on April 30, southbound traffic into Delaware may experience a minor delay as agency personnel transition to the new toll rates and post appropriate signage in the toll plaza. The new toll schedule is expected to generate about $32 million in additional revenue to fund the agency’s Capital Improvement Program. The Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) Commission approved the new Delaware Memorial Bridge toll schedule (see below) at the bi-state agency’s monthly meeting held on February 20, 2019.

Toll Rate Schedule

                                                                                           Current Toll                             New Toll
Non-Commercial
Passenger Car, Small Truck                                                   $4.00                                     $5.00
Passenger Car, Small Truck (E-ZPass)1                                   N/A                                     $4.75
Passenger Car w/ 1 Axle Trailer                                             $6.00                                     $7.50
Passenger Car w/ 2 Axle Trailer                                             $8.00                                   $10.00
Passenger Car w/ 3 Axle Trailer                                           $10.00                                   $12.50

Passenger Cars Discount Plans
Commuters (22 trips in 30 days)                                             $1.00                                    $1.25
Frequent Travelers (20 trips in 90 days)                                 $1.25                                    $1.75

Trucks
2 Axle, 6 Tire Vehicle                                                            $10.00                                   $12.00
3 Axle Vehicle                                                                       $15.00                                   $21.00
4 Axle Vehicle                                                                       $20.00                                   $28.00
5 Axle Vehicle                                                                       $25.00                                   $35.00
6 Axle Vehicle                                                                       $30.00                                   $42.00

1 Available to N.J. E-ZPass and Delaware E-ZPass service center account holders only.

The Delaware Memorial Bridge, which spans the Delaware River and connects two of the most heavily traveled highway corridors in the Northeast, is the bi-state agency’s critical tolling asset and generates 75% of its operating revenue and 100% of net revenues.

The following are some of the major capital projects planned at Delaware Memorial Bridge and Cape May – Lewes Ferry during the next several years: Bridge Paint Removal and Recoating ($48.2); Suspension Rope Replacement ($24.5 million); Bridge Steelwork Repairs ($40.5 million); Pin and Link Rehabilitation on Both Structures of DMB ($19.7 million); Ship Collision Protection System ($45.2 million); Bridge Deck Repair ($21.5 million); Transfer Bridge Repairs at the Cape May – Lewes Ferry ($4.3 million); and Ferry Repowering Program ($9.5 million).

About the Delaware River and Bay Authority
The DRBA, a bi-state governmental agency created by Compact in 1962, owns and operates the Delaware Memorial Bridge, the Cape May- Lewes Ferry, and the Forts Ferry Crossing. The DRBA also manages corporate and aviation properties through its economic development powers - two airports in New Jersey (Millville Airport and Cape May Airport) and three in Delaware (New Castle Airport, Civil Air Terminal and Delaware Airpark). All DRBA operating revenues are generated through the bridge, ferry and airport facilities. For more information, visit www.drba.net.

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