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MdTA scales back proposed toll for Bay Bridge

The Maryland Transportation Authority board has agreed to scale back a proposed toll hike increase on the Bay Bridge after public outcry.

The board agreed Thursday on a plan to raise the toll to $4 in November and $6 in 2013. It originally proposed increasing the toll to $5 on Oct. 1 and $8 in 2013.

The decision came as the board agreed on revisions to a package of toll increases that were proposed in June. Area residents turned out in droves at public hearings this summer to protest the proposed hikes.

Officials say the increases, the first since 1975, are necessary to maintain toll facilities.

A formal vote on the package is scheduled for Thursday.

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  1. Started going around the tolls to the north on my way to Ocean City. Pleasant drive, no tolls and we stop for lunch in Delaware. Then before we leave Delaware we do some shopping and stock up on alcohol to avoid the other new tax in Maryland. Don’t see how Maryland is making anything off of me and that makes me happy.