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The entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel - Weehawken, NJ - File Photo

Toll, Fare Increases At Hudson River Crossings Take Effect

Commuters are paying as much as 50 percent more to cross bridges and tunnels as the Port Authority’s controversial toll and fare hikes took effect.

09/19/2011

Holland Tunnel (credit: CBS 2)

Port Authority Approves Toll, PATH Train Fare Hikes; Commuters: ‘It’s Highway Robbery’

The Port Authority passed hefty toll and fare hikes on Friday. But instead of raising them all at once, commuters will be hit with five yearly increments.

08/19/2011

Holland Tunnel (credit: Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images, FILE)

Port Authority Toll, PATH Fare Hikes Less Than Half Of What Was First Proposed

Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo are riding to the rescue of people who use the PATH trains and the river crossings, including the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and the George Washington Bridge.

08/18/2011

Gov. Chris Christie speaks at Tehrune Orchards - Princeton, NJ - Aug 17, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

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

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.

08/17/2011

Union members pack a hearing on Port Authority toll hikes - Jersey City, NJ - Aug 16, 2011 (credit: Peter Haskell / WCBS 880)

Public Sounds Off At Port Authority Hearings On Possible Toll, Fare Hikes

The agency says it needs the additional revenue the hikes will generate to pay for a new 10-year capital investment plan, maintain security, and complete the over-budget World Trade Center.

08/16/2011

Holland Tunnel (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Area Residents Sound Off Ahead Of Port Authority Hearings On Proposed Toll Hikes

The Port Authority said the additional revenue is necessary to pay for new bus projects and much-needed fixes for bridges, roads and airports.

08/15/2011

Gov. Chris Christie appears at a bill signing - Barnegat, NJ - Aug 4, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie On Planned Port Authority Toll Hike: ‘You’re Kidding, Right?’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is putting in his two cents when it comes to the proposed massive toll and fare hike from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

08/08/2011

Holland Tunnel (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

NY Lawmaker Argues Against Proposed Port Authority Hike On Bridges And Tunnels

“These increases will raise costs on families, hinder economic development, and raise the costs of doing businesses in a region which is expensive enough,” New York State Senator Charles Fuschillo, Jr. said.

08/07/2011

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Sep 29, 2010 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Commuters Outraged Over Port Authority Call For Major Toll And PATH Fare Hikes

If they don’t win approval, completion of the World Trade Center and key upgrades at area bridges and airports might not happen. A $1 increase in PATH train fares is also being sought as part of a revenue raising plan the agency says it needs for an “infrastructure overhaul.”

08/05/2011

Gov. Chris Christie speaks at Port Newark - Newark, NJ - Jul 27, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Announces Expansion Of Port Newark

With New Jersey’s unemployment rate outpacing the nation, Gov. Chris Christie visited Port Newark on Wednesday to tout a $500 million deal that could lead to 800 new jobs.

07/28/2011

The Bayonne Bridge is seen from Collins Park - Bayonne, NJ - File Photo

Port Authority Plan: Raise Bayonne Bridge Roadway

The 151-foot-high road deck on the span connecting Bayonne with Staten Island is not high enough to accommodate the next generation of larger container ships.

12/29/2010

The George Washington Bridge is seen from the Fort Lee Historic Park - Fort Lee, NJ - Sep 29, 2010 - Photo: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880

Port Authority’s New Budget Holds Line On Tolls

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved a $7.2 billion budget that holds the line on tolls and will eliminate 200 jobs through attrition next year.

12/08/2010

The Bayonne Bridge is seen from Collins Park - Bayonne, NJ - File Photo

P.A. Commits $1B To Bayonne Bridge Fix

The 151-foot-high road deck on the span is not high enough to accommodate the next generation of larger container ships.

09/15/2010

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