Red Tape Item of the Month
Toll Hikes Could Impact Trucking Companies
Many trucking companies on the Eastern Shore of Maryland are hoping the state will put the brakes on the proposed toll hikes on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
According to the Maryland Transportation Authority, toll hikes for 5-axle vehicles will go from $15 to $30 next year. Then the toll will go up to $48 in 2013.
"When you run the numbers it could add up to $100,000 a year in additional tolls just on the Bay Bridge alone," said Jared Collier, vice president of Aim Transport in Rhodesdale... Read More
Comments from Congressman Harris
"The toll hike proposal will affect users of all Maryland toll facilities including the Hatem Bridge in Cecil County, the Bay Bridge and the Inner Harbor Tunnels. I OPPOSE these toll hikes - as a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, I believe this red tape will destroy jobs and hurt Maryland families." - Congressman Andy Harris