If they don’t win approval, completion of the World Trade Center and key upgrades at area bridges and airports might not happen. A $1 increase in PATH train fares is also being sought as part of a revenue raising plan the agency says it needs for an “infrastructure overhaul.”
Schumer wants the four toll agencies that operate E-ZPass in New York State to implement a text-message warning system to alert drivers when their balances run low and about any impending charges they may face.
Port Authority To Allow Cash Customers Through E-ZPass Lanes In Emergencies Like Outerbridge Crossing Debacle
An Easter backup approaching the Outerbridge Crossing has lead to a new policy from the Port Authority.
Lawmakers from Staten Island were still outraged at the decision to have just one cash lane open at two toll bridges to New Jersey, which created massive traffic backups on Easter.
Oddo called the decision to keep only one cash lane open at the bridge on busy Easter Sunday “galactically stupid.”
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved a $7.2 billion budget that holds the line on tolls and will eliminate 200 jobs through attrition next year.
Part of the Outerbridge Crossing will be closed for repaving over the weekend.