E-ZPass

I-95 - New Haven, CT - Mar 29, 2012 (credit: CT DOT)

Connecticut To Study Congestion Pricing On I-95

Connecticut has in hand $1.4 million in federal money and it will use that to test out so-called congestion pricing on I-95 between Greenwich and New Haven.

03/29/2012

Holland Tunnel (credit: CBS 2)

Port Authority Ordered To Restore Toll-Free Perks For Some Retirees

The benefits were pulled more than a year ago at the behest of Gov. Chris Christie, who was critical of the perks given to nonunion employees.

03/24/2012

E-ZPass - File / Photo: E-ZPass/Getty Images

CBS 2 Investigates: Living Through An E-ZPass Nightmare

E-ZPass is supposed to be easier, faster and cheaper. But how would you feel if you knew the driver next to you was paying less for the same service? When millions of drivers signed up for EZ-Pass they thought it meant the end of throwing money out the window.

02/29/2012

Holland Tunnel Tolls (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Senate Bill Would Restrict Perks For Port Authority Workers

A New Jersey Senate panel has advanced a bill that would end the free tolls, sports tickets and other perks that have sometimes been given to commissioners and staff with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

02/27/2012

Outerbridge Crossing (Photo/Flickr.com)

New Plan Will Discount Tolls For Daily Commuters Between Staten Island And New Jersey

A new Port Authority plan will slash tolls by as much as 50 percent on the Goethals and Bayonne Bridges and the Outerbridge Crossing.

01/23/2012

Bayonne Bridge (file/credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

E-ZPass Discount On The Way For NY/NJ Commuters

Drivers who commute five times a week over the Goethals and Bayonne Bridges and Outerbridge Crossing can save nearly $1,200 a year on their E-ZPass rush hour tolls, and $1,800 a year off the cash tolls.

01/22/2012

Holland Tunnel (credit: CBS 2)

Port Authority Chief Pushes Back Against Retirees’ Lawsuit Over Perks

The head of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says lawsuits filed by retirees seeking to restore free E-ZPass benefits are offensive. And he is pushing back.

01/05/2012

Vehicles approach the George Washington Bridge toll plaza - Fort Lee, NJ - Sep 23, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Conflicting Statements About Port Authority Using Toll Increase Money For World Trade Center

Are Port Authority toll hikes being used to rebuild the World Trade Center? That’s what the agency claimed when it argued for the increases. But court documents filed by the Port Authority conflict with that statement.

11/30/2011

A sign directing drivers to the New Jersey Turnpike - Ridgefield Park, NJ - May 5, 2008 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Garden State Parkway Sees Decline In Toll Cheating

New Jersey Turnpike Authority executive director Veronique Hakim says she’ll know by next month how much money has come in as a result of the crackdown. Officials estimated that $16 million was lost to exact-change cheats last year.

11/30/2011

E-ZPass - File / Photo: E-ZPass/Getty Images

Many Drivers Agree: There’s A Lot That’s Not Easy About E-ZPass

E-ZPass has revolutionized millions of commuters’ lives, allowing them to zip through tolls, saving time and money. But for a growing number of motorists, this popular convenience is actually causing some costly problems.

11/21/2011

The George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ - Apr 30, 2011 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to WCBS 880)

Truck Driver Goes High-Tech, But Is Still Busted Trying To Cheat GWB Toll

Since the tolls hikes took effect, there have been 35 toll cheats that have been caught manipulating their license plate trying to cross the George Washington Bridge.

11/02/2011

A sign indicating toll enforcement on the Garden State Parkway - Oct 17, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Camera Enforcement Begins On All Garden State Parkway Toll Lanes

If you think you can use amusement tokens, a fistful or pennies, or some other trick to cheat your way through a Garden State Parkway cash lane, think again!

10/17/2011

E-ZPass (credit: CBS 2)

Truck Driver Pulls A ‘James Bond’ On Port Authority At George Washington Bridge

Toll cheaters and toll cheating scams cost the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey millions every year. But latest scam is reminiscent of Bond – James Bond.

10/13/2011

Holland Tunnel (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

AAA Declares War On Port Authority Toll Hikes, Says They Are Illegal

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.

09/15/2011

Toll Plaza/File Photo (William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Some Drivers With E-ZPass Baffled By Those Without

The MTA says out of its 25 million monthly transactions at nine bridges and tunnels, nearly 80 percent were E-ZPass and 20 percent were cash. The Port Authority says at its crossings, 25 percent are cash, instead of the electronic device.

08/06/2011

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