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Released: 12/10/2018 

DRPA Chairman Ryan Boyer Commends DRPA Decision to Not Raise Bridge Tolls

CAMDEN, NJ – Ryan N. Boyer, Chairman of the Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) Board of Commissioners, today made the following statement supporting the DRPA’s recent decision to hold the current toll schedule in effect through at least 2021:

“Recently, the Board of Commissioners of the Delaware River Port Authority, unanimously approved a resolution to hold bridge tolls at current levels until 2021. As Board Chair, I have worked with my fellow Commissioners and DRPA leadership over the past several years, to ensure that the organization runs efficiently and effectively. As good stewards of public resources, we have approved necessary capital expenditures to ensure that our vital transportation infrastructure is well maintained. And, under the director of CEO John Hanson and CFO Jim White, the DRPA has received rating upgrades from all of the major debt rating agencies. Because of all these factors, we are able to commit to holding tolls steady for the next two years. We still have work to do, but I’m happy to acknowledge the hard work of the Board, our Executive Leadership team and all of the hard-working men and women of the DRPA for a job well done.”

A resolution to hold bridge tolls at current levels was unanimously approved by the DRPA Board of Commissioners during their December meeting. It marks the fourth time that a scheduled toll increase has been deferred since the current toll schedule implemented.

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