New Toll Rates Go Into Effect Tuesday
The toll increases impact the Hatem and Tydings bridges over the Susquehanna River.
At 12:01 Tuesday morning, the Maryland Transportation Authority increased the tolls at a number of facilities statewide, including the Hatem and Tydings bridges over the Susquehanna River.
Commuters paying cash now will owe $6, rather than $5, when crossing into Cecil County.
The transponders are available to Hatem Bridge commuters in two options.
The first option is a "Hatem Use Only" pass. The pass will only be valid at the Hatem Bridge toll plaza, and it allows unlimited trips for one year in a two-axle vehicle for a flat rate of $10. The price will go up to $20 on July 1, 2013.
The transponders will be free through Jan. 31, 2013, and no statements, prepaid deposit or administrative fees will be assessed.
The second plan provides access to all toll facilities, and fees from the tolls at those facilities would apply. It will be available Feb. 1, 2012 for $10 for unlimited trips in a two-axle vehicle. The price will increase to $20 on July 1, 2013.
The plan can be added to an existing or new Maryland E-ZPass plan. A prepaid deposit is required, and a credit card would be charged for yearly renewal.
A new transponder would cost $9 under the statewide option.