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New Hampshire could delay vote on toll hikes

Public may get more time to weigh in

December 05, 2017 - 7:15 am

The toll hike in New Hampshire is being placed on hold, for now. The Executive Council is not expected to vote on the proposal Wednesday as originally planned. Several members of the council want to wait until January, giving the public more time to comment. Transportation officials put forth the idea to increase highway tolls a few weeks ago, saying it would bring in an additional $36 million a year to pay for infrastructure projects and repairs across the state. Included in the proposal discounts for New Hampshire residents, including free rides for those who travel toll roads more than 40 times a month. The Transportation Department said the majority of the money would be generated by out of state drivers.

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