From the office of Del. Kathy Szeliga:
The leadership in Maryland just passed the highest toll increases in state history!!
Following is the list with all the increases:
Despite the thousands of people who turned out to fight the toll increases at hearings across the state, tolls will double and even triple on our highways, bridges and tunnels.
Many of you commute through one of the tunnels or bridges or you may use them when you go to an Orioles or Ravens game or downtown for fun. These high tolls will certainly cause people to either find another route or simply not go downtown.
Current cash rate $2.00 each way/$4.00 round trip.
November 1 $3.00 one way/$6.00 round trip
Fully phased in $4.00 each way/$8.00 round trip!!
The commuter rates more than triple for passenger vehicles when fully phased in.
What I find interesting is that your trip to Ocean City and back using the Bay Bridge will cost you $6.00 (when fully phased in), while your trip to downtown Baltimore using one of the tunnels will cost you $8.00 round trip!!
Even if you do not use any of the toll facilities in Maryland, the cost of goods will go up for everyone. Commercial vehicles that deliver your goods and services will have to pass these additional costs on to consumers. Businesses are running on lean mean budgets today and there is not room to absorb these additional fees. You and I will pay them either directly or indirectly.
When will the tax and spend thinking in Annapolis change?
It looks like Maryland’s leadership is trying to be #1 in the nation …
#1 in taxes, fees, and tolls in the USA.
Delegate Kathy Szeliga