AC Expressway Announces Toll Hike
Your commute is probably going to get more expensive this fall, unless you manage to avoid the three biggest highways in New Jersey. According to the Daily Voice, tolls will jump 36% on the Turnpike and 27% on the Parkway. Not to be outdone, the Atlantic City Expressway announced a 40% increase.
Tolls on the Expressway will jump from $3.00 to $4.25 each way and from $.75 to $1.25 at the smaller exits.
My coworker Justin Louis made this incredibly frustrating point:
If you live in Ocean County and you want to pop down to Atlantic City for an evening or a weekend, you'll be dealing with at least 3 higher toll plazas on the Parkway, in Toms River, Barnegat, and New Gretna.
Once you get off the Parkway, you get hit with the big Atlantic City Expressway interchange toll. Right now, that's the hefty $3.00 charge.
Talk about kicking people while they're down. A million people haven't worked in more than two months, have already had to dip into savings, and might have severely impacted work schedules whenever we do re-open...and now the state is going to make it even harder for those people to get to work? Nice, thanks, appreciate it.
Just yesterday I talked about how AC struggles to shed the "dingy" reputation, and is always trying to figure out how to bring in more families...and this is definitely NOT the way to do it.
The toll increases will take effect on all roads on the same day, September 13th.