Burlington, NJ, Bridge Commission Releases Proposed Budget and Capital Spending Plan

Bucks County Courier Times (subscription may be required) reports there will be no toll increase under the Burlington County Bridge Commission’s $33.7 million proposed spending plan for 2017. The commission’s last (September 2015) fare hike has so far increased revenue by about $14 million, even though traffic volume has decreased six percent compared with the same period of the previous year. The newspaper adds that the commission plans to use new revenue “to finance a multiyear $110 million capital improvement plan to maintain the safety and integrity of its bridges. . . .”