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.
A New Jersey driver, known on the Internet as Puking Monkey, discovered his E-ZPass was being used to track to his car even when he was nowhere near a toll booth.
South Nyack Mayor Bonnie Christian told WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane that the current scheme to throw a system of E-ZPass gear in a steel gantry over the Westchester bound lanes at Exit 10 on I-287 is unacceptable.
Federal prosecutors charged Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. of Brooklyn with three counts of mail fraud Monday.
As of 2 a.m. Sunday, new MTA fare hikes are in effect on all bridges and tunnels.
The bill under discussion Monday in the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee would place tolls at Connecticut’s borders and proponents see tolls as the only way to raise money for badly needed road and bridge repairs.
For those without E-ZPass, a picture of the license plate will be snapped and the car’s owner will be mailed a bill for the toll.
We’ve been hearing from listeners that police are cracking down at the George Washington Bridge, where drivers and riders have been teaming up to take advantage of E-ZPass carpool discounts.
If approved, Long Island Rail Road riders will be hit with increases as high as 15 percent.
Commuters heading to into New York City from New Jersey are now paying more after the next phase of Port Authority toll hikes kicked in over the weekend.
The countdown was on Sunday night to the first morning rush since a new toll hike went into effect for bridges and tunnels run by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
The cash toll the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing will increase $1 to $13.
Currently, the display system shows drivers that the toll has been paid but not how much has been deducted from their account.
The MTA toll hike plan released Monday calls for $15 cash toll on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and one City Councilman raising his objection.
The 34 MTA Bridges and Tunnels officers currently working at the bridge toll plaza will be moved to jobs at other crossings.