© Guardian photo by Sally Cole
The Confederation Bridge
Tolls on the Confederation Bridge are increasing again.
Effective Jan. 1, 2014, a round trip toll for a two-axle vehicle or passenger vehicle will be $45. That’s a 50 cent increase.
Each additional axle will now cost $7.50. That’s an increase of 25 cents.
Motorcycle rates increase 25 cents to $18.
There will be no change for pedestrians, which is $4.25, or for cyclists, which remains at $8.50.
Strait Crossing Bridge Limited will operate the Confederation Bridge until 2032, after which the bridge will be transferred to the government of Canada.
As part of its operating agreement, the bridge operator is entitled to adjust tolls to inflation every January 1 by an amount “not exceeding three-quarters (75 per cent) of the increase in the Consumer Price Index year over year.”
The government of Canada then reviews those adjustments.