The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says it expects more than 5 million people will be using its bridges, tunnels, trains and airports over the holiday weekend.
Instead of “the check is in the mail,” city drivers could soon find “the ticket is in the mail” if they step on the gas pedal too hard.
Taxi drivers say they’re getting fewer customers going from New Jersey into Manhattan because fewer people want to pay the tolls. The drivers themselves are left with the cost.
Tolls at Hudson River crossings went up 50 percent last week from $4 to a new total of $12. For E-ZPass users, tolls spiked $1.50 to $9.50.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of regular gasoline in New York was $3.87 on Friday, down from around $3.90 last week. That’s still over a dollar higher than last year, when motorists were paying $2.82.
The American Automobile Association is demanding that the federal government put the breaks on huge rate hikes to cross the Hudson River that go into effect Sunday, calling the increase illegal and absurd.
On Wall Street, all three major indices dropped more than 2 percent Tuesday following news that consumers cut their spending in June.
It will be two more weeks before the Tri-state area finds out its unemployment rates for the month of June, but if the national unemployment numbers released Friday are any indication of what’s to come, it doesn’t look good.
The American Automobile Association predicts 39 million drivers will travel 50 miles or more for the holiday weekend.
Despite the rising costs of gasoline and airfare, millions of Americans are planning to hit the road this holiday weekend. Friday was getaway day for the Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer.
With gas prices creeping close to $4/gallon or topping $4 in some New York City locations, many travelers are planning ahead for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.
Locally, according to AAA, the average price for regular is $4.09 in New York, $3.81 in New Jersey, and $4.19 in Connecticut.
A new poll says nearly 7 in 10 Americans feel the high cost of fuel is causing a financial hardship for their families.
Gas prices on Long Island were closing in on a record high of $4.34 a gallon for regular unleaded, but according to the AAA, drivers really haven’t cut much on their fuel consumption.
The state’s Senate Republicans promised Tuesday to pass legislation that would allow police to stop and ticket motorists for texting while driving.
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