Sam Burton, 22, who lives on the south bank of the Humber has been looking for a job for over a year. But thanks to the reduced Humber Bridge toll, he's now taken a job in Beverley. he's been talking to Calendar's Adam Fowler.
The Transport Secretary Justine Greening has visited the Humber Bridge to mark the halving of the toll motorists must pay to cross it. It's claimed the cut will provide a £250m boost to the local economy. It now costs one pound fifty for cars to make a one way trip over the bridge
Transport Secretary visit Humber Bridge as tolls are halved
The Transport Secretary, Justine Greening, visited the the Humber Bridge on the day £150m debt was officially written off for the famous landmark allowing tolls to be slashed from £3 a car to £1.50. It’s hoped the reduced toll will help the economic recovery of the surrounding area.
The new tolls for the Humber Bridge have been officially agreed and will come into force on 1st April. Last year the Government promised to write off £150million of debt so that tolls could be reduced. The councils involved have now agreed terms meaning cars can cross for £1.50 and HGVs for £12.