A Louisiana panel studying the tolls on twin state-toll bridges across the Mississippi River in New Orleans has cautioned against removing the fees.

A 10-member task force, created by the Legislature and appointed by Gov. Bobby Jindal, voted 7-1 on Jan. 20 to recommend that the tolls be continued on the Crescent City Connection. The system of bridges and three ferries is operated by the Crescent City Connection District, a unit of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

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