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New York Assemblyman David Weprin and other officials speak in opposition to proposed tolls on East River bridges on March 1, 2015. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Opposition Growing To Proposal For Tolls On East River Bridges

Assemblyman David Weprin, D-Queens, told reporters Sunday at the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge that implementing tolls at now-free bridges won’t work.

03/01/2015

Aerial view of the Brooklyn Bridge (foreground), and the Manhattan Bridge spanning the East River that separates Manhattan (L) and Brooklyn (R) 01 July 2007, in New York City. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Transit Advocates Finalize Plans For Tolls At East River Bridges

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.

02/17/2015

Brooklyn Bridge (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio: ‘Interesting And Innovative Ideas’ In New Congestion Pricing Plan

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.

03/21/2014

The Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg (bottom-top) Bridges are seen in New York City - Jul 1, 2007 (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Group Renews Push To Toll East River Crossings

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.

11/26/2013