Tolls will go up across the board by six percent for both E-Zpass and cash paying drivers. Tolls have gone up annually since 2007.
KYW Newsradio spoke with a DJ who uses the turnpike all the time. She says at some point, she may have to explore other options.
“I will definitely consider using a different form of transportation if I see a significant increase in my bill,” she said.
Half of the money collected on the turnpike isn’t used to make repairs. The Turnpike Commission will send $700 million this year alone to help fund mass transit around the state.