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Rates to go up for "Big Mac" crossing in Michigan

Mackinac Bridge
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The Mackinac Bridge in February of 2007. Rates for crossing the bridge are going up this January.

Starting next year, it will cost you more to cross the Mackinac Bridge.

The 54 year-old bridge is maintained and operated with toll revenue only.

Here are the per crossing rates that will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2012:

  • Auto/passenger vehicle: $4; vehicle with trailer: $2 per axle
  • Commuter: $2
  • Other, including commercial trucks and motor homes: $5 per axle

In 2013, the commuter rate will go up to $2.10 and in 2014, the rates are expected to go up as follows:

  • Auto/passenger vehicle: $4.50; vehicle with trailer: $2.25 per axle
  • Commuter: $2.20
  • Other, including commercial trucks and motor homes: $6 per axle

The Mackinac Bridge Authority says the increases "unanimously approved by the MBA board in 2007."
More from the MBA:

As stated at its December 2007 meeting, the MBA board will review financial forecast data in 2013 to determine future actions, such as the expected toll increases in 2014, modification of tolls, and/or bonding. Regardless of future traffic volumes, the MBA will work diligently on its long-term preservation strategy to continuously review and implement a variety of cost-saving measures, as appropriate.