Gov. Chris Christie Says He Still Hasn’t Decided On Toll Hike

PRINCETON, NJ (WCBS 880) – The Port Authority board is slated to vote on a massive proposed toll and fare hike. After that, it heads to the governors of New Jersey and New York.

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Whether he approves of the toll hike or not, Gov. Chris Christie says, “No matter what I do, I’m gonna tick somebody off.”

1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reports: What Will Christie Do?

Christie says he and Gov. Andrew Cuomo will have to decide soon if there’s going to be a toll increase, and how much an appropriate increase would be.

“We’re not past the first question,” he said Wednesday.

He says they understand any increase will be tough on commuters’ wallets, however, he adds you can’t get anything for nothing.

He says World Trade Center construction, maintaining bridges and tunnels, and other projects costs billions.

“We have to pay for the infrastructure in this state. You want to fix the George Washington Bridge? Then we got to pay for it. You want to rebuild the World Trade Center?,” he said.

“What I’m concerned about, what Gov. Cuomo is concerned about is the mismanagement,” he says, calling the Port Authority hiding $2 billion in cost overruns in rebuilding the World Trade Center outrageous.

So, his and Cuomo’s decision will come with demands for better money management.

The Port Authority has proposed a hike in tolls on all six crossings that would go up by $4 next month and by another $2 in 2014. PATH fares would also go up by $1.

A series of public hearings were held on Tuesday.

Both governors must give final approval to any toll or fare hikes.

How do you feel about the proposed toll and fare hikes? Are they fair? Let us know below!

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  1. I HATE NYNJ PA says:

    He is a fat rat cat, gerk, he needs to lose some pounds from his @@s

  2. ted says:

    Please – this is the result of mismanagement at Port Authority and the use of union labor which is bleeding everyone dry. Only the union workers want this increase. Kick the union work force and replace them with a low cost alternative, then we can cut fares and tolls rather than increase them.

    1. lydiass says:

      LETS TAKE A LOOK AT HOW MUCH THESE GUYS MAKE BEFORE UPPING THE TOLLS…I am a 26 years old nurse, young and beautiful. Now I am seeking an older gentle man who can give me real love , so i got a username Annababe2011 on—a’ge’l’es’s’da’te. C óM—it is the first and best club for y’ounger women and older men, or older women and younger men,to int’eract with each other. Maybe you wanna ch’eck it out or tell your friends.

  3. Howie Sprague says:

    Christie is a GOP corporate welfare lover. He is in favor of preserving the excessive wealth of the elite at the expense of the middle class. The toll hike mainly is just another tax increase on the middle class. Christie should be booted out of politics ASAP.

  4. linda says:

    Imagine, to find secret service agents
    of HIS caliber???

  5. linda says:

    He is sooooooooooo FULL of it!

  6. Benjy Bronk says:

    Governor Christie should give a speech on dancing.

  7. a says:

    Wow the big blowhard might do something for us after all. Chow down chubby.

  8. GREG says:

    WOW CLEARLY CHRISTIE IS NOT GOING ON THE SIDE OF THE PEOPLE FOR THIS IMPORTANT DECISION…HOW MUCH MORE MONEY DO WE HAD TO PAY TO GO THROUGH THE BRIDGES AND TUNNELS. BEFORE THE TOLLS GO UP THEY NEED TO SLASH THE SALARIES OF THE BIG SHOTS AT THE PORT AUTHORITY…LETS TAKE A LOOK AT HOW MUCH THESE GUYS MAKE BEFORE UPPING THE TOLLS…

  9. AZ says:

    Pretty clear that the governor ONCE AGAIN will not do anything and will let the fares increase. He did the same with NJT. HOPE HE DOESN’T GET RE-ELECTED.

    1. Vienna Joe says:

      He’s morbidly obese and obsessed with three things: fried food, corporate welfare and fried food (2nd helping). Re-election is very possibly not going to be a major concern as he is well on his way to eating himself to death.

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