Good News: Parkway, Turnpike Tolls Will Not Increase in 2020
Here's a bit of good news for Jersey drivers: tolls on the Garden State Parkway will not increase in 2020.
And that holds true for the New Jersey Turnpike, too.
NJ.com reports the New Jersey Turnpike Authority approved a $1.8B budget Tuesday that avoids a toll increase, thanks to increased traffic and revenue predicted for next year.
The report says for the first three quarters of 2019, traffic is up 2.6% on the Parkway and 2% on the Turnpike when compared to the same period last year. More traffic means more tolls are being collected, which means tolls don't have to increase to make-up for any shortfalls.
A car traveling the entire 172.4-mile length of the Parkway will pay $8.25 in tolls. A trip on the Turnpike from the Delaware Memorial Bridge to Exit 18W will cost you $13.85 (cash) -- that number jumps to almost $57 for really big trucks.
Tolls on the Parkway and Turnpike last increased on January 1, 2012.