|Includes vehicles with up to 2 axles and less than 8-feet high. *Starting May 1, 2021, the frequency-based E-ZPass commuter discount shall be 20 percent, reducing the $1.25 toll to $1 toll whenever monthly eligibility criteria is met. (The former 40-percent discount remains in effect through April 2021.) The discount is applied as a retroactive credit after 16 or more tolled trips across DRJTBC bridges are recorded in a respective calendar month on a passenger-vehicle E-Zpass transponder issued by the Commission’s toll processor — the New Jersey E-ZPass Customer Service Center. A passenger vehicle with a trailer or vehicle in tow with a bumper hitch is charged an additional $2 regardless of the number of rolling axles.
|CLASS 2 & UP|
|Include any vehicles 8-feet or above in height with two or more axles. The rates also apply to Class 1 vehicles with fifth-wheel/gooseneck trailers and vehicles in tow.
The former 10-percent off-peak E-ZPass commercial vehicle discount has been eliminated, effective April 11, 2021.
Class 2 vehicles include small box trucks, flatbed trucks, school buses, small recreational vehicles, certain sprinter vans, and certain conversion vans.
The per-axle rate for vehicles in Class 2 and above are $4.50 E-ZPass and $5 Cash/TOLL BY PLATE. (Note: The Commission’s Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge is the only tolling point with cashless TOLL BY PLATE service.)
The toll schedule above was first posted Feb. 1, 2021 for purposes of gathering public comment before the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission’s directors decided whether to approve, modify/approve, or reject the proposed rates. The Commissioners subsequently reviewed gathered public comments and approved the toll schedules at their March 29 meeting. The rate changes constitute the Commission’s first system-wide toll adjustment in 10 years. These new toll rates took effect 12:00:01 a.m. April 11, 2021 — with the exception of the new reduced 20-percent frequent E-ZPass commuter discount, which is scheduled to start May 1.
Please go to www.drjtbc.org/tollcomments for more information on the new toll rates and the public comment process that was used prior to adoption of the new toll rates.
Under the new toll rate schedule, uniform two-tiered rates (higher for Cash/TOLL BY PLATE transactions and lower for E-ZPass transactions) are now charged at the Commission’s eight toll bridges, including the new Scudder Falls (I-295) Toll Bridge. Motorists with E-ZPass transponders qualify for lower rates. Drivers without E-ZPass now pay higher rates, due to the increased costs of Cash and TOLL BY PLATE collection methods. (Note: E-ZPass is used in more than 75 percent of passenger vehicle toll transactions and 90 percent of commercial vehicle toll transactions in the Commission’s bridge system.)
All E-ZPass users — regardless of issuing agency — qualify for the E-ZPass passenger-vehicle rate of $1.25.
However, the Commission’s volume-based 20-percent E-ZPass commuter discount can only be applied to passenger vehicle transponders issued by the Commission’s toll processor — the regional New Jersey E-ZPass Customer Service Center. This discount — when applicable — reduces the $1.25 passenger vehicle toll to $1. The discount is automatically applied as a retroactive credit on a subsequent E-ZPass bill when an eligible motorist records 16 or more tolled trips across DRJTBC bridges in a respective calendar month on his/her Commission-affiliated E-Zpass transponder. The newly reduced 20-percent discount starts May 1, 2021 and is authorized to continue through 2023.
The per-axle rates for trucks, buses, and other vehicles 8 feet or more in height is $4.50 for E-ZPass and $5 for cash/TOLL BY PLATE, starting April 11. (Note: The Scudder Falls Toll Bridge currently is the only DRJTBC crossing with cashless all-electronic tolling [AET] and TOLL BY PLATE service.) The former off-peak E-ZPass discount for trucks, buses and commercial vehicles 8-feet and above in height expired on April 11, 2021.
(Note: The Class 1 passenger vehicle E-ZPass toll rate is scheduled to increase an additional 25 cents — to a $1.50 rate — in January 2024. The frequency-based commuter discount program also is scheduled to be eliminated in January 2024.)
Only E-ZPass accounts issued by the DRJTBC’s toll processing service provider (NJ E-ZPass Group) are eligible for the Commission’s commuter discount program. (E-ZPass users who have accounts administered by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission are ineligible for the commuter discount because their toll systems are separate from the DRJTBC’s toll-processing service provider.)