A 10% fare increase on the PATCO light-rail line and toll increases on Delaware River Port Authority of Pennsylvania and New Jersey bridges are set to go into effect later this month as Gov. Jon Corzine last week announced that he will not overturn the authority's decision to boost fares and bridge tolls.

The DRPA approved the hikes Aug. 20 and the governor opted not to veto board meeting minutes, a move that would have nullified the $1 increase on the DRPA's four bridges and the 10% fare hike on the railroad that connects southern New Jersey to downtown Philadelphia. The authority plans to implement the increases on Sept. 14.

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