New Jersey Gov. Murphy to approve toll hikes

(The Center Square) — New Jersey commuters will be digging deeper into their pockets to drive on the state’s roadways, with the state’s Turnpike Authority approving across-the-board toll increases.

The authority’s board of commissioners unanimously approved a $2.6 billion 2024 budget on Tuesday, which included a 3% toll increase for the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway.

Murphy will sign the Turnpike’s 2024 budget, including the toll hikes, according to a spokeswoman, several months after vetoing a similar proposal. “By responsibly investing in the maintenance of our state’s highways and mass transit, we are continuing to prioritize the safety and mobility of all New Jersey residents and commuters,” Murphy spokeswoman Bailey Lawrence said in a statement.

The increase, which goes into effect on March 1, will drive up tolls by an average of 15 cents on the turnpike and 5 cents on the parkway, according to Turnpike officials.

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