OCEAN CITY, Md. - U.S. Rep. Andy Harris says he opposes a proposal to double the eastbound toll on the Bay Bridge.
The Maryland Republican, whose district includes the Eastern Shore, said at a news conference Wednesday that state officials were unfairly shortchanging rural areas.
A proposal from the Maryland Transportation Authority would raise the toll from $2.50 to $5 starting Oct. 1, with another hike to $8 following in 2013.
State transportation officials defend the increase, the first since 1975, as necessary to maintain toll facilities. The toll is paid only by eastbound drivers.