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New Jersey-Pennsylvania Turnpike Bridge Compact

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New Jersey-Pennsylvania Turnpike Bridge Compact
Member jurisdictions: 2
Issue(s): Infrastructure

The New Jersey-Pennsylvania Turnpike Bridge Compact is an interstate compact between New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Text of the compact

The legislature of each member state passes the laws with certain modifications, but the core of the legislation remains the same.

Article I: Power to finance, construct, operate and maintain bridge

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, acting in co-operation with each other, are hereby authorized and empowered, in accordance with such agreement or agreements as shall be entered into pursuant to Article II hereof, to select the location for, and to prepare the necessary plans for the financing, construction, administration, operation and maintenance of, and to finance, construct, operate and maintain such bridge across the Delaware river as the commission and the authority may deem feasible and expedient to provide a connection between the Pennsylvania Turnpike System and the New Jersey turnpike to advance the interests of both States and to facilitate public travel.

Article II: Authority to make an agreement

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the New Jersey Turnpike Authority shall be and are hereby authorized and empowered to enter into an agreement or agreements, not in conflict or inconsistent with the provisions of Articles I and III hereof, setting forth in detail the location for such bridge and by whom and in what manner the bridge shall be financed, constructed, operated and maintained, including the manner of fixing and collecting tolls, and providing for joint action by said commission and authority where such joint action is deemed by them to be necessary or advisable and setting forth the manner in which any such joint action may be effected.

Article III: Construction of compact

This compact shall be construed as granting supplemental and additional powers to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and to the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and shall not be construed as being in derogation of any other powers of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and New Jersey Turnpike Authority; provided, however, that (a) all acts and proceedings of said commission with respect to such bridge and its location, construction, financing, operation and maintenance shall not be in conflict or inconsistent with statutes of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania creating or granting powers to said commission; (b) all acts and proceedings of said authority with respect to such bridge and its location, construction, financing, operation and maintenance shall not be in conflict or inconsistent with statutes of the State of New Jersey creating or granting powers to said Authority; and (c) the construction of a bridge at the location selected shall not be in contravention of any applicable provision of any compact or agreement entered into by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey which shall be in force and effect at the time of the construction of such bridge.

Article IV: Effective date of compact; signing of compact; number of originals; filing

  1. This compact shall enter into force and become effective and binding between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey when (a) it has been adopted and enacted into law by the respective Legislatures of said Commonwealth and State, and (b) it has been signed by the respective Governors of the said Commonwealth and State, after authorization therefore by their respective Legislatures, and has been attested by the respective Secretaries of State of the said Commonwealth and State and the respective Seals of the said Commonwealth and State have been affixed thereto, and (c) the Congress of the United States of America has consented thereto.
  2. This compact shall be signed, attested, and sealed in five originals, one each of said originals to be forwarded to the Governors of the said Commonwealth and State for filing in accordance with the laws of the said Commonwealth and State, one each of said originals to be deposited in the office of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the office of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, and one of said originals to be deposited with the Secretary of State of the United States of America.

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