Tolls going up as people driving less
PORTLAND, Maine - As the recession accelerates and people drive less, collections on toll roads are slowing down. At the same time, maintenance and constructions costs are going up. That means the 75 agencies that operate toll roads and bridges from Maine to California are under pressure to increase tolls. Tolls went up this week for motorists using the Maine Turnpike, a year earlier than the Maine Turnpike Authority had anticipated.