(RestoreAmericanGlory.com) – New Jersey is likely going to face $117 million in losses within the last year as a result of drivers finding ways to avoid paying for the large toll fees.
Reports also found that the situation of drivers ignoring the tolls was getting worse. On the New Jersey Turnpike, the unpaid tolls amounted to $47.2 million, while on Garden State Parkway the amount was at $9 million. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey also reported that there were $36.58 million in losses in the last year because of the tools going unpaid. Officials pointed out that there has been an increase in the fines lost in the last five years.
Spokesperson for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Lenis Valens stated that the agency had already implemented changes to help fight this problem. In a statement to FOX Business, he added further that the authority has had some “fluctuations in the uncollectible toll rate,” but that in general everything had remained fairly stable.
In the 2022 fiscal year, around 2 percent of all transactions had been uncollectible tolls.
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli had previously stated in May that the local authorities needed to do more in order to identify the issues connected with the payments of the tolls.
Recently in an audit, it was revealed that since March there had been $276.3 million in unpaid toll fees in the country. Out-of-state drivers make up a big percentage of those who are avoiding paying the tolls.
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