Proposed Tolls Lowered for Bay Bridge


After public outcry, toll prices on the Bay Bridge will not be as high as originally planned.

The Maryland Transportation Authority agreed Thursday to raise the toll to $4 in November and $6 in 2013.

The original plan called for the toll to increase to $5 on Oct. 1 and $8 in 2013. 

That proposal brought out area residents in large numbers at public hearings.  The MTA board then agreed to revise a package of toll increases proposed in June.

Officials say the increases are the first since 1975, and are necessary to maintain toll facilities.

A formal vote on the package is scheduled for Thursday.

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