Port Authority Releases List Of Top Toll Violators

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is outing drivers who brazenly ignore tolls at its bridges and tunnels.

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The agency has released a “Wall of Shame,” a list posted online with the names of 37 of the worst violators who failed to pay between $7,000 and $166,000 in tolls and now owe between $30,000 and $1.78 million each.

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“For too long, toll violators have put themselves above the law, running up bills that range from the thousands of dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Those days are over,” Executive Director Pat Foye said in a statement. “This is a new era at the Port Authority, and I will have zero-tolerance for truckers and motorists who cheat the system and short-change the rest of us.”

The list includes both commercial and individual commuters who aren’t playing by the rules.

Foye told 1010 WINS that paying tolls isn’t optional and the agency is determined to collect every dime.

The Port Authority identified Oklahoma-based Enterprise Holdings, the parent company of the Enterprise and Alamo rent-a-car chains, as the main offender.

The company has nearly $167,000 in unpaid tolls and a total liability of $1.78 million, including penalties.

Avis Rent-A-Car, of East Elmhurst, N.Y., came in second with $36,391 in unpaid tolls. The company owes the agency $770,429, including penalties.

Port Authority police will be stepping up enforcement efforts to catch toll evaders.

Do you think the list will stop people from cheating tolls? Let us know below…

  • Ted

    Funny that management of this organization has the balls to point at people they say are ripping them off. They should have put the,selves on the list for the amount of money they screw commuters out of.

  • phil

    hatim said : not listed

  • phil

    David S Redwood

    352 E 27th St, # 2

    Paterson, NJ 07514-181

  • phil

    Jean E Davis

    (201) 567-6406

    100 W Hudson Ave, Apt C5

    Englewood, NJ 07631-1765

  • phil

    they should collect it !!

    Cedric G Lake
    (201) 227-1018
    328 Genesee Ave
    Englewood, NJ 07631

  • Amused but not misled

    Awh. Poor greedy bast@rds need your money!

  • David

    Good and more power to them! The port authority is bunch of crooks!

  • RoyBoySays

    Even if they paid the fines in full,it wouldn’t cover half the salaries,of the 40+ political appointments make by Gov. Christie at the Port Authority!

  • cluxx clamsman

    The reason they cant collect is because all the info on these people is false.

    • phil

      look above



  • PABarfff

    Its funny they publish these people for not paying tolls, yet they themselves are far more guilty of stealing from commuters. Maybe they should go and publish the Port Authority’s budget books so people can really see how corrupt and mismanaged it is.

  • rocker90

    doesnt this violate peoples privacy?

    • phil

      no privacy for criminal acts

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