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Senator Kip Bateman Senator Kip Bateman (R-16)
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May 27, 2020
Bateman: Hiking Tolls While NJ Locked Down Is Shameful

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Senator Kip Bateman slammed the approval of multiple toll hikes on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway while New Jerseyans remain stuck at home under the Governor’s lockdown orders.

Sen. Kip Bateman slammed the approval of multiple toll hikes while New Jerseyans remain stuck at home under the Governor’s lockdown orders. (SenateNJ.com)

“Bureaucrats who control our highways are quietly fast-tracking massive toll hikes on New Jersey drivers when nobody is looking,” said Bateman (R-16). “While our daily commutes may look different today, these toll increases will slam drivers with higher costs as our state reopens, making the New Jersey an even more expensive place to live, work, and raise a family. There has been nothing transparent about the process. It’s absolutely shameful.”

On May 27, board members of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority voted to increase tolls by 27% on the Garden State Parkway, and 36% on the Turnpike.

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