As of 2 a.m. Sunday, new MTA fare hikes are in effect on all bridges and tunnels.
More toll hikes will take effect this weekend at bridges and tunnels in the New York Metro area.
Mayoral Hopeful Catsimatidis Rails Against Higher Fares As MTA Toll Increases Are Set To Take Effect
In less than a week, cash tolls on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will hit $15.
Staten Island residents on Saturday protested against the toll on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which has now reached $15.
Sunday’s toll hikes are the second of five annual increases approved last year in a process that critics said was rushed and lacked transparency.
The billion dollar question is exactly where is the Port Authority toll hike money is going.
Ongoing construction along the New Jersey Turnpike has been a boon for a small group of state police troopers who oversee the work.
Signs are already in place reminding motorists that beginning Jan. 1, tolls will increase 50 percent on the Parkway and 53 percent on the Turnpike.
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.
Cash tolls on the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing went up from $8 to $12 on Sunday.
Following Sunday morning’s toll and fare hike for bridges and tunnels crossing the Hudson River, politicians on the New Jersey side are furious.
NJ Transit estimates bus tolls will more than double to $8.6 million.
The Port Authority passed hefty toll and fare hikes on Friday. But instead of raising them all at once, commuters will be hit with five yearly increments.
Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo are riding to the rescue of people who use the PATH trains and the river crossings, including the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and the George Washington Bridge.
The Port Authority board is slated to vote on a massive proposed toll and fare hike. After that, it heads to the governors of New Jersey and New York.
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