2009-08-20 / Front Page

Pell Bridge toll hike approved

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority voted last week to approve its proposed raise in tolls on the Pell Newport Bridge.

According to the RITBA website, new cash toll rates of $2 per axle for all vehicles will go into effect as of 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, bringing the cash toll for cars and out-of-state EZPass holders to $4.

The Rhode Island resident EZPass rate of 83 cents is not affected by the increase, according to the site.

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