ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says he wants to make some changes in tolls on Maryland roads to save about $5.6 million a year for drivers.
The Baltimore Sun reports the proposal is not an across-the-board cut in tolls that the Republican governor pushed through in 2015. The administration is hoping to generate savings of up to $28 million over five years.
The board of the Maryland Transportation Authority is expected to begin considering Hogan’s proposal later this month.
In 2015, our administration reduced tolls for the first time in 50 years. Ever since, we’ve continued making huge strides to keep more money in Marylanders’ pockets as they drive through our beautiful state. In total, we’re providing $344 million in savings: pic.twitter.com/tsppjyFR8h
— Governor Larry Hogan (@GovLarryHogan) July 19, 2019
One proposal would cut toll rates for motorcycles and vehicles towing one-axle and two-axle trailers.
Another would allow drivers who are billed by video toll cameras to get discounts by going online to pay the tolls before invoices are mailed.
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