The New Jersey Turnpike Authority plans to vote on its proposed toll hikes at a special meeting set for Friday, with those potential changes to take effect on or about Dec. 1, according to spokesman Joe Orlando.

The turnpike needs additional toll revenue to increase its debt service coverage, which currently stands at 1.2 times. Debt service coverage on NJTA debt must not fall below 1.2 times in accordance with the authority's bond agreements and its target is 1.4 times coverage.

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