Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission
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|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. In 2007, more than 141 million cars and trucks used the DRJTBC's network of Delaware River bridge crossings.
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. The Commission is a member of the Interagency Group, a regional collaborative of toll-collection agencies that offer E-ZPass electronic toll collection services. In November 2013, The Commission voted to merge E-ZPass operations with the New Jersey E-ZPass Customer Service Center as a cost cutting measure. Previously, the Commission had been the last agency in the Delaware Valley to implement a monthly service fee.
Bridges of the DRJTBC
From north to south:
- Milford–Montague Toll Bridge - (toll) (U.S. Route 206)
- Delaware Water Gap Toll Bridge - (toll) (Interstate 80)
- Portland–Columbia Pedestrian Bridge - (pedestrian)
- Portland–Columbia Toll Bridge - (toll) (NJ 94)
- Riverton–Belvidere Bridge
- Easton–Phillipsburg Toll Bridge - (toll) (U.S. Route 22)
- Northampton Street Bridge
- Interstate 78 Toll Bridge - (toll) (Interstate 78)
- Riegelsville Bridge
- Upper Black Eddy – Milford Bridge
- Uhlerstown–Frenchtown Bridge - (NJ 12)
- Lumberville – Raven Rock Bridge - (pedestrian)
- Centre Bridge–Stockton Bridge - (PA 263 / CR 523)
- New Hope – Lambertville Toll Bridge - (toll) (U.S. Route 202)
- New Hope – Lambertville Bridge - (PA 179 / NJ 179)
- Washington Crossing Bridge - (PA 532 / CR 546)
- Scudder Falls Bridge - (Interstate 95)
- Calhoun Street Bridge
- Lower Trenton Bridge - (Business US 1)
- Trenton–Morrisville Toll Bridge - (toll) (U.S. Route 1)
- "DRJTBC - Toll Rates Fact Sheet". Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
- "DRJTBC - Toll Rates". Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission. Retrieved 4 July 2015.
- "COMMISSION MOVES TO MERGE E-ZPASS CUSTOMER SERVICE OPERATIONS WITH NEW JERSEY ELECTRONIC TOLL COLLECTION GROUP". DRTJBC - Current Press Releases. Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission. Retrieved 4 July 2015.