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New Orleans City Council passes new fares for Algiers ferries

Aug 22, 2013

About 32 cents from every $1 bridge toll went to run the ferries, according to an analysis by the government watchdog group, Bureau of Governmental Research.

Source: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Drivers deserve a break on old tolls: Editorial

Aug 7, 2013

The Bureau of Governmental Research reported in 2011 that only 19 cents of every dollar in tolls went to maintaining and policing the bridge. Almost as much — 16 cents — went to collecting and administering the tolls.

Source: The Times-Picayune

Voters decide CCC bridge toll fate

May 3, 2013

The Bureau of Governmental Research disagrees — the independent watchdog says the state is obligated to maintain the bridge, tolls or not.

Source: WWL Radio

Opinion: Voters should tank CCC tolls

Apr 26, 2013

A report from the Bureau of Governmental Research, stating its opposition to the toll renewal in the November election, noted that just 19 cents of every dollar collected in tolls goes toward bridge operations.

Source: CityBusiness

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