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Follow that car! Toll-collecting bureaus step up enforcement

FILE- In this April 21, 2011, file photo, cars pass through the toll booths at the Garden State Parkway's Asbury toll plaza near Tinton Falls, N.J. Although the average drive grudgingly pays tolls for highways, bridges and tunnels, some go to great lengths to beat those tolls. Many of those drivers have racked up thousands of dollars in unpaid tolls and related fees that can lead to theft and other criminal charges. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

TRENTON, N.J. — No one likes to pay tolls, some more so than others. And toll-collection agencies across the country are fed up. Some drivers blatantly zip through toll gates without paying. Others get more creative, like the truck driver ...

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The ‘gift’ of a toll increase

Maryland Transportation Authority Executive Director Bruce W. Gartner looks on as Transportation Sec. Pete K. Rahn answers questions from members of the Senate Budget and Taxation and Finance Committees. (Bryan P. Sears/The Daily Record)

Motorists in Maryland could be looking at a toll increase four years sooner than expected as the result of toll reductions that begin to take effect on July 1. Briefing documents on the toll reductions that were presented to the Maryland Transportation Authority Board in May show that the reductions championed by Gov. Larry Hogan have moved up the projected timeline for the next toll increase by four years.

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Legislators call hearing to review toll-reduction plan

The toll plaza at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.(File photo)

State transportation officials have been called to Annapolis to brief the Senate’s two fiscal committees on a plan to roll back tolls and fees for Maryland motorists. The Senate Finance and Budget and Taxation committees sent a letter Tuesday requesting ...

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Sources: Tolls at Bay, Nice bridges could be reduced under plan

Spans of the Cheasapeake Bay Bridge. (Flickr / Gary Hymes / CC-BY 2.0)

A proposal to reduce tolls could bring relief to motorists who use some of the state's toll roads and bridges if approved by a state board Thursday morning. The Maryland Transportation Authority Board is scheduled to vote on a proposal during a public meeting scheduled for 8 a.m. Thursday in a facility near the Bay Bridge. The details of the plan remain private until they are presented to the board for consideration. "I think we're going to address that tomorrow but I've talked for a long time about the need for reduced taxes, tolls and fees in Maryland," Hogan said when asked Wednesday for specifics of the plan.

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Tense moments color nearly 6-hour Board of Public Works meeting

Gov. Martin O'Malley did not appear to enjoy himself during a nearly six hour meeting of the Board of Public Works on Wednesday.

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