Standard & Poor’s last week revised the outlook to positive from stable on the New Jersey Turnpike Authority due to additional revenue from a recent toll increase that began Dec. 1.

Standard & Poor’s rates the authority’s $4.8 billion of outstanding debt A. Officials implemented toll hikes earlier this month on the turnpike and the Garden State Parkway and will increase tolls again in 2012 to help finance a $7 billion, 10-year capital plan.

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