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Most Maryland bridge and tunnel tolls to increase
WTOP ^ | October 27, 2011 | Hank Silverberg

Posted on 10/27/2011 10:14:37 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

WASHINGTON -- The cost of traveling is going to increase next week for drivers who use certain local bridges or toll roads.

Maryland is raising tolls on most tunnels and bridges starting Nov. 1, with the exception of the new Intercounty Connector (ICC). The increases will vary. For example, cash rate tolls on the Harry Nice Bridge from Maryland into Virginia will climb from $3 to $4, while the cash rate on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge will rise from $2.50 to $4.

The toll increase also comes with a new system for penalizing those who don't pay. Harold Bartlett, executive secretary of Maryland Transportation Authority, says E-ZPass violators will be video tolled and a bill will be sent to their address for 150 percent of the base toll rate -- from $1 to $15, depending on what toll was violated.

And while tolls are not going up on the ICC, the new penalty system will take effect there Nov. 1.

There are a number of discounts for people using E-ZPass on Maryland roads and also for daily commuters.

Here is a look at the basic toll increases:

New two axle toll rates at fixed toll facilities (does not include the Intercounty Connector):

For more detailed information about the toll increases, click here.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: increase; mdta; tolls

1 posted on 10/27/2011 10:14:40 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; cindy-true-supporter; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


2 posted on 10/27/2011 10:15:06 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Yeah, those increases are consistent with 1% inflation, as we have been told.


3 posted on 10/27/2011 10:27:11 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

live in Southwestern PA. Maryland line very close by...avoid the state at all cost, have a few relatives that live there and wonder.....WHY?


4 posted on 10/27/2011 10:28:08 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Government at all levels seems to have taken on the role of a rogue immune system response that protects against the nasty infections of civilization and commerce.


5 posted on 10/27/2011 10:54:12 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Maryland, have I got a tollroad fixing solution for you!

Ya see, we got this governor here and he’s tired of fixing up the roads in our state. He threw his hat into the presidential ring but that is kinda bombing now - so I was thinking we could send him....


6 posted on 10/27/2011 10:58:56 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The doughnuts the toll keepers eat ARE getting more expensive.


7 posted on 10/28/2011 12:43:39 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Here’s an interesting little table of miles of road per state.

http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/policy/ohim/hs04/htm/hm10.htm


8 posted on 10/28/2011 1:35:10 AM PDT by this_ol_patriot (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Yeah, keep that liberal big gub mint spending there maryland.
I’ll just keep away from your overpriced state.


9 posted on 10/28/2011 3:41:20 AM PDT by Joe Boucher (FUBO ( Real conservative or go fish))
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

You gotta love the Harry Nice bridge. They make you PAY to LEAVE Maryland. Tolls are only southbound. You get in free, and pay to exit. And after being in Maryland for a week, I gladly pay the exit fee to get back to good old Virginia.


10 posted on 10/28/2011 3:50:46 AM PDT by fredhead (I'm not sleeping, I'm checking my eyelids for cracks.)
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To: fredhead

Same as in New Jersey - pay to leave.


11 posted on 10/28/2011 4:10:37 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger......)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks


Lamh Foistenach Abu!
12 posted on 10/28/2011 4:28:43 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: tgusa

Recently had the displeasure of having to go from the South east up to NJ by car. Had not done that in years. Noticed that some tolls I used to pay with quarters are now multiple dollar bills. Wow. Then I made this connection...tolls were primarily in states that are consistent with having voted dummocrat for many years.


13 posted on 10/28/2011 4:29:55 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Mouton

And to think the moronic spend-thrift gov in MD (omally) misappropriated over $700,000,000 from the Highway “Trust Fund” to fund “black hole” projects the past few years. Shouldn’t he be in the dock answering for his malfeasance?


14 posted on 10/28/2011 4:32:03 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen
And to think the moronic spend-thrift gov in MD (omally) misappropriated over $700,000,000 from the Highway “Trust Fund” to fund “black hole” projects the past few years. Shouldn’t he be in the dock answering for his malfeasance?

Way to Go, Maryland Democrats. Great way to Suppress your Economy and increase Unemployment.

15 posted on 10/28/2011 4:38:33 AM PDT by sr4402
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Not only is the state raising toll rates, but tax on gasoline is going up by five cents a gallon, too.

We live in the NE corner of Maryland and it costs us to get into our county (across the Susquehanna bridge - JFK or Hatem) and get out (into Delaware).


16 posted on 10/28/2011 4:52:41 AM PDT by Madam Theophilus
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To: Madam Theophilus
"...but tax on gasoline is going up by five cents a gallon, too."

Five cents a gallon PER YEAR for the next 3 years - 15 cents total.

Don't forget the "flush tax". $30 yearly tax on privately installed and maintained septic systems will go to $90 a year. A tripling of this ridiculous tax!

I can't wait to get out of this leftist hellhole, either.

17 posted on 10/28/2011 5:05:10 AM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik ("The trouble with internet quotations is that you don't know if they are true"-Abraham Lincoln.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

,,,,,,,, in the spirit of 0bama ,,,, 0’malley has racked up a 38 billion dollar debt for Marylanders to pay off . On top of that he chased out the Millionaires and their revenues with a tax directed at them and it must also be made up by the remaining residents . All the while the WELCOME MAT remains out for the illegals to flock here so Md. tax payers can pay their way as well .

I predict:

0’Bama / 0’Malley ticket in 2012


18 posted on 10/28/2011 5:34:43 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

And don’t forget the recent increase in the tax on alcohol.


19 posted on 10/28/2011 6:45:22 AM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Mouton

My inlaws are from MA - I make the drive (from VA) at least twice a year. EZPass makes it less painful and saves me at least an hour - but I still hate the drive, especially the Jersey Turnpike and George Washington Bridge.


20 posted on 10/28/2011 8:35:27 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger......)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Screw these people.

Time to learn the backroads from the Conowingo Dam up into Ceciltucky!


21 posted on 10/28/2011 10:35:16 PM PDT by sauropod (William Kristol does NOT choose my presidential candidate!)
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