Toll road increase for the New Year

January 1, 2009 5:56:33 AM PST
Taking the two tollways in Fort Bend County will now cost you more.[SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

At midnight, tolls on the Fort bend Parkway and the Westpark Tollway went up.

The toll rate for cars and pickups on the Fort Bend Parkway is now a $1.25 instead of $1. The rate on the Westpark Tollway will cost drivers 60 cents instead of 50 cents.

The increase is blamed on inflation as well as the need to re-establish the toll authority's rainy day fund that was depleted following Hurricane Ike when tolls were suspended.

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