In the first month after the toll increase West Virginia Turnpike sold about 2500 E-ZPass transponders, an eight-fold increase on normal monthly sales of around 300. Turnpike manager Greg Barr told his board this at their monthly meeting this week. On August 1st cash and external E-ZPass toll rates went up around 60%.
Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) is imposing a $1/month administration fee and trimming discounts for E-ZPass electronic tolling in order to raise an extra $5m/yr to compensate for dropping traffic. That's about a 7% addition to toll revenue of $85m in 2007.
Eliminated on January 1 will be:
- 20% casual discount presently given to all E-ZPass transponder users