NJ Turnpike tolls could skyrocket

TRENTON, N.J — Garden State officials have proposed doubling the toll rate on the New Jersey Turnpike over the next four years.

If approved, drivers could see tolls jump from 70 cents at one-way toll plazas to $1 in 2009. They would rise to $1.50 in 2012 and $1.70 by 2023 — a 150 percent increase, according to local media.

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority approved the increase package and later this month elected officials will have the final say.


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