Tolls

This debt collection letter for the Port Authority is real, though some think it is a scam. (Credit: CBS2)

Port Authority Letters Seeking To Collect Old Tolls Mistaken For Scam

Some drivers have become confused about a Port Authority effort to collect money from toll violators – thinking it’s a hoax and a scam.

08/19/2015

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer worries that new tolls on I-95 in Connecticut will cause traffic jams in towns such as Port Chester, seen here. (Credit: CBS2)

Schumer: New Tolls On I-95 In Connecticut Will Jam Up Westchester Streets

Lawmakers in Connecticut have been discussing bringing tolls back to Interstate 95. But residents across the state line in New York are worried that such a move could jam their local streets with traffic.

03/31/2015

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Sen. Schumer Urges NY Have ‘Seat At The Table’ In Conn. Toll Planning Process

A possible toll on I-95 at the New York/Connecticut border has some concerned it could send traffic through suburban neighborhoods, causing traffic, safety and environmental concerns.

03/31/2015

I-95 in Bridgeport, Conn (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Electronic Tolling Bill Clears Connecticut Transportation Committee

A bill that could lead to electronic tolls on Connecticut’s highways has cleared its first legislative hurdle.

03/18/2015

FILE - Subway riders stand on a number 4 train passing through Grand Central station. (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

MTA Announces Plan To Hike Fares, Tolls 4 Percent Over 2 Years

The proposed hikes, announced Monday, would take effect next March.

11/17/2014

A toll plaza on the old Tappan Zee Bridge. (Credit: CBS 2)

Mystery Surrounds Tappan Zee Bridge Funding, Potential Toll Hike

The builders of the new Tappan Zee Bridge said Thursday that they are on schedule, and untroubled by a $500 million federal loan that just fell through this week.

09/18/2014

Tollbooth (file/credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Conn. Lawmaker Wants To Impose Tolls On Interstates To Raise Infrastructure Revenues

The U.S. Department of Transportation secretary has said federal funds are nearly tapped out. Rep. Tony Guerrera said the gas tax alone is no longer enough to fund road repairs as car become more fuel efficient.

05/06/2014

New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension as seen from Chopper 880 (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)  CLICK to enlarge

Assemblyman Calls Plan To Privatize N.J. Turnpike Tolls ‘Ludicrous’

Some lawmakers and toll collectors were less than enthused Tuesday with a plan by the News Jersey Turnpike Authority to privatize toll collections on the turnpike and the Garden State Parkway.

04/29/2014

Tappan Zee Bridge toll plaza, Tarrytown, N.Y. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Lawmakers Call For Tappan Zee Toll Break For Locals

This follows Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal earlier this month for Staten Island residents to pay reduced tolls on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

02/24/2014

Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge Traffic (credit: CBS 2)

Former State Lawmaker Questions East River Crossing Toll Plan

As December brings higher tolls to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey crossings, another effort is in progress to toll crossings across the East River that are currently free.

12/01/2013

Holland Tunnel Tolls (credit: CBS 2)

Toll Hike Coming To Port Authority Bridges And Tunnels

Starting on Sunday at 3 a.m. drivers will have to pay more to cross Port Authority bridges and tunnels.

11/30/2013

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Toll Hikes At Port Authority Bridges & Tunnels Go Into Effect Sunday

Drivers using E-ZPass on the trip home from the long Thanksgiving weekend will have to stomach some fare hikes.

11/29/2013

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

Tappan Zee Bridge pile driving, near Tarrytown (file/credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

S&P Lowers N.Y. State Thruway’s Bond Rating Over Tappan Zee Toll Concerns

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service has downgraded the credit rating for the New York State Thruway Authority, over concerns about toll increases after the new Tappan Zee Bridge is complete.

10/29/2013

A New Jersey man allegedly tried to cruise through a Holland Tunnel toll both with blacked out license plates. (Credit CBS 2)

Cops: Man Tried To Beat Holland Tunnel Tolls With Blacked Out Plates

A biker cruised through an E-Z Pass lane at the inbound Holland Tunnel with his license plate blacked out by electrical tape on Wednesday morning, according to Port Authority Police.

10/09/2013

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