Driving in Maryland has just gotten more expensive. The state has approved rate hikes at its seven roadway tolls.
The increases are expected to generate about $60 million more a year for the self-sustaining agency to keep up with increasing costs as traffic and revenue drop.
Large trucks and other multi-axle vehicles will pay from $2 to $13 more in tolls. E-ZPass customers also will face monthly fees and pay more for new and replacement transponders.
Standard and commuter toll rates will stay the same.
Maryland will offer a 10 percent discount for multi-axle vehicles that make more than 100 trips per month along the state's major roads. Officials say the money will fund safety, preservation and improvement projects.
Stephanie Kaye reports...
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