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Eagle Pass City Council approves third and final reading of new bridge rate ordinances

The Eagle Pass City Council approved the third and final reading of an ordinance of the City of Eagle Pass during a special meeting held on Tuesday September 12 that will set new rates to be collected at the international Bridges and the use of of the City Express/ Discount Card to get a discount incentive on commercial and passenger vehicles.

There are two changes to the ordinance. One is a change for commercial trucks going from $4.75 per axle to $5.00 with a provision of a $.25 cent discount per axle when you use an City Express Card. This would essentially keep the rate the same for any of the companies that use this card. The second change was done on section 1 item 2 of the ordinance involving passenger vehicles which can keep the $3.00 rate by extending the rate discount for vehicles using the express card.

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Eagle Pass Mayor Ramsey E. Cantu since the onset of the proposal has expressed his approval to keep the incentive in place and allow for bridge crossers to be able to get a certain discount if they choose to buy the city Express/ Discount Card.

“The city has invested heavily on the infrastructure working together with TXDOT and the bridge expansion for commercial purposes. There is a lot going on in the port of entries that justify an increase but yet provides a good service with the discounted VIP Rate for our commercial users and our regular vehicles as well.”

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