Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission

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Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission
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Agency overview
Formed 1935
Jurisdiction Pennsylvania and New Jersey
Headquarters 2492 River Road
New Hope, Pennsylvania 18938
Agency executives Joseph Resta, Executive Director
David R. DeGerolamo, Chairman
Gaetan J. Alfano, Vice Chairman

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) is a bistate, public agency charged with providing safe, dependable and efficient river crossings between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The DRJTBC was established under legislation enacted in the two states in 1934. The federal Compact for the DRJTBC was first approved by Congress in 1935. The agency's jurisdiction stretches roughly 140 miles (230 km) along the Delaware River, from the Philadelphia/Bucks County, Pa. boundary northward to the New Jersey/New York state line. The DRJTBC currently operates seven toll bridges and 13 toll-supported (free) bridges (two of which are pedestrian-only crossings). Revenues from the seven toll bridges subsidize the other bridges. The agency does not receive any state or federal tax revenues and relies solely on toll collections for its financing.

The Commission charges a $1.00 cash auto toll (60 cents for frequent E-ZPass commuter users) on its toll bridges, as of July 1, 2011. Truck tolls range from $5.85 to $28.00, depending on axle type, time of travel and whether E-ZPass is used. Effective June 1, 2009, a $1 monthly service fee was added for E-ZPass accounts. The Commission was the last agency in the Delaware Valley to implement such a monthly service fee. The Commission is a member of the Interagency Group, a regional collaborative of toll-collection agencies that offer E-ZPass electronic toll collection services.

The DRJTBC Web site contains a toll-rate chart; a list of weight, speed and size restrictions for its truss bridges; traffic and construction updates; and other public information.

In 2007, more than 141 million cars and trucks used the DRJTBC's network of Delaware River bridge crossings.

Bridges of the DRJTBC[edit]

The Northampton Street Bridge, operated by the commission, connects Easton, Pennsylvania and Phillipsburg, New Jersey.

From north to south:

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