Daily News Briefs, March 14, 2023

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NJ E-ZPass Must Warn Customers They Won't Necessarily Receive Out-Of-State Discounts

NJ.com (subscription required for full access) reports, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) signed a bill requiring the state’s E-ZPass website to include a notice that account holders may not receive a discount when they use their New Jersey transponder to pay out-of-state tollway operators. The measure passed both house of the legislature without a dissenting vote. NJ.com notes that “many of those cross border discounts offered during the early days of E-ZPass as enticements to encourage drivers to sign up have disappeared.”

E-ZPass ETC Systems New Jersey


Blue Water Bridge Canadian Toll Rates Increase Announced

WXYZ reports, “Canadian currency toll rates at the Blue Water Bridge will be going up starting next month. The Michigan Department of Transportation announced the Canadian rate for eastbound traffic on the Blue Water Bridge heading into Canada from the U.S. will increase by 25 cents for all vehicles and extra axles. Based on the average daily exchange rate, the toll rates below will be in effect starting April 1 and running through Sept. 30, 2023.”

Canada Federal Bridge Corporation Ltd. (Canada) Michigan Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Ontario Toll Rate Changes


Indian National Highway Toll Rates Are Expected To Rise Next Month

Deccan Chronicle reports, India’s transport ministry is likely to approve a toll rate increase requested in a report submitted by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). “According to sources, NHAI revised the price by up to 15 per cent of the existing prices.” If the report obtains final approval next week, the increase would take effect on April 1.

Mint also covers this story.

The Times of India reports, India’s Communist Party (CPM) issued a statement objecting to the increase due to inflation’s impact on the country’s poor and middle class citizens.

Another protest to the increase came from the former chief minister of Tamil Nadu. According to The Hindu, he claimed toll roads in the state are not properly maintained, and the national government has failed to implement a standard requiring toll points to be at least 60 kilometers apart from each other.

India National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) Toll Rate Changes


These are just some of the toll industry developments TRN is following.

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