Assemblyman David Weprin, D-Queens, told reporters Sunday at the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge that implementing tolls at now-free bridges won’t work.
Getting across an East River bridge between Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens may no longer be free if a group of transit advocates has its way.
A new proposal would add tolls to East River bridges – all of which are now free – but lower the cost at crossings not well-served by public transit.
Supporters of the Move NY campaign said the proposal is all about fairness. The plan would implement a $5 toll or $7.50 cash on the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg and 59th Street bridges.