Bay Bridge Tolls Going Up

Drivers using cash will pay $6 starting in July

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    Using Maryland’s Bay Bridge is getting more expensive. It’s one of several tolls going up across the state starting in July.

    Drivers using cash will pay $6 to reach Maryland’s Eastern Shore. That’s up $2 from the current price.

    E-ZPass rates are going up from $3.60 to $5.40. The Commuter Discount Plan is going from $1 to $2.10.

    The higher rates were approved on Sept. 22, 2011, by the Maryland Transportation Authority.

    Driving across the Baltimore Harbor will cost you $4 starting July 1, if you pay with cash. That’s up $1 E-ZPass rates are going up to $3.60 from $2.70.

    The higher tolls are designed to bring in $90 million over the next year to help improve aging bridges, tunnels and highways.