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Another Massive Increase Coming for New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway Tolls


the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, its going to cost you more to flee the Garden State .After back-to-back toll rate increases on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway since September 2020 ,another toll hike starting in 2023 is right around the corner.

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The New Jersey Turnpike Authority, which runs both highways, adopted a $2.5 billion 2023 budget  which calls for a 3% toll increase starting January 1st 2023 in a budget that increased by 7.4% over 2022.

Officials blamed the increase on “pressures on discretionary travel and costs due to an inflation rate of 8.3%, a level not seen in 40 years,” , well at Least they didn’t blame climate change.

Based on the 2022 increase, Parkway tolls would increase from the current $1.96 for E-ZPass customers to $2.02 and from $2 to $2.10 for cash at toll plazas with one-way toll collection, said Tom Feeney, a Turnpike Authority spokesman.

Toll plazas in Toms River will increase from 97 cents to $1.01 for E-ZPass customers and from $1 to $1.05 for cash customers, he added.

The average Turnpike toll for passenger cars would increase from $4.95 to $5.10, Feeney said. For a trip from Edison (Interchange 10) to Newark (Interchange 14), cash tolls will increase from $5.65 to $5.85, peak period E-ZPass tolls will rise from $5.62 to $5.79, and off-peak E-ZPass rates will go up from $4.22 to $4.35,

The process for imposing a toll increase changed in 2020 on the Turnpike, Atlantic City Expressway and Port Authority. In 2020, when the Turnpike Authority and South Jersey Transportation Authority moved to a “toll indexing” process that allows the agency to take an automatic toll increase based on certain economic indicators.What these indicators are remains a mystery .

3 thoughts on “Another Massive Increase Coming for New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway Tolls

  1. Tolls are so out of wack with reality.

  2. Employers should help their workers go to office 3 days and 2 days remote

    Send a message to the GSP AND Governor .

    Likely will save lives as well ..less pollution ,Gas and Tolls etc car maintenance & tire wear down .

    For 80 percent of industries this was proven to work….our New Banner .

  3. i avoid these roads with the excessive tolls unless absoloutely necessary

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