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
Website http://www.drjtbc.org/

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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] Previously, the Commission had been the last agency in the Delaware Valley to implement a monthly service fee.

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ "DRJTBC - Toll Rates Fact Sheet". Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "DRJTBC - Toll Rates". Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission. Retrieved 4 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "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. 

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