Effective Sunday, motorists were paying more to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the use of bridges and tunnels from New Jersey into New York City.
More than 2,000 New York state bridges, including the Brooklyn Bridge, have been deemed structurally deficient and in dire need of repairs by the federal government.
“If you put all the structurally deficient bridges end to end from New York, you’d end up in Colorado somewhere, according to Steve Davis with the group Transportation for America.
“There’s [a] tremendous amount of accidents. It’s from five to 30 accidents there than any other area,” Maloney said.
More toll hikes will take effect this weekend at bridges and tunnels in the New York Metro area.
Arnold Conoline Jr., the commission’s acting executive director, says the increased security will remain in effect through at least New Year’s Day. The agency also is considering some long-term measures that might help prevent suicides.
Sunday’s toll hikes are the second of five annual increases approved last year in a process that critics said was rushed and lacked transparency.
The mighty Hudson River has eight major bridges starting from the mouth in New York harbor up to Catskill in the Hudson Valley.
The report released Thursday also warns of potential problems with New York’s energy, drinking water and the waste and sewer systems.
The commute just got more expensive for most drivers. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Wednesday approved yet another toll hike. Some drivers will soon be paying as much as $13.
October 27 is T Day.