New Jersey State Senator Proposes Toll Relief For Frequent Travelers

New Jersey Senator James Holzapfel (R-10) has proposed legislation to create a one-year toll relief program for the benefit of frequent travelers on the state’s toll roads, POLITICO reports. S3552 would give a 50 percent monthly toll account credit to any passenger vehicle driver with a “private prepaid” transponder account who incurs at least 35 toll transactions within the month on the New Jersey Turnpike, the Garden State Parkway or the Atlantic City Expressway. The bill would compensate for the revenue losses by making $250 million general fund appropriations to both the state turnpike authority and the South Jersey Transportation Authority.

TRN notes that the Holzapfel bill is similar in effect to the Florida legislation backed by Governor Ron DeSantis creating that state’s current Toll Relief Program.