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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

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

Could Low Federal Loan Shift Tappan Zee Costs To Taxpayers, Drivers?

The plan to rebuild the Tappan Zee Bridge has hit financial uncertainties that could shift more of the $3.9 billion cost to motorists and taxpayers statewide, according to documents and interviews.

09/29/2013

The Brooklyn Bridge (credit: CBS 2)

Bridges Across New York, Connecticut Deemed Structurally Deficient

More than 2,000 New York state bridges, including the Brooklyn Bridge, have been deemed structurally deficient and in dire need of repairs by the federal government.

09/15/2013

Tolls (credit: CBS 2)

Port Authority: Bridge And Tunnel Toll Cheat Racked Up $28,000 Bill

Port Authority police have arrested a truck driver, who they say has cheated the agency of $28,000 in tolls. Marcus Tifa is charged with theft of services and tampering with public records.

07/15/2013

Cars in traffic on the ramp to the Henry Hudson Parkway at the George Washington Bridge (file / credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Study: New Yorkers Lost 50 Hours In Traffic In 2012

New York is among the most congested cities in America and one of its highways the worst road for traffic in the country, according to a new study.

04/25/2013

New York State Thruway in South Nyack, just beyond Exit 10 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Could Change Where Tolls Are Collected

South Nyack Mayor Bonnie Christian told WCBS 880 reporter Paul Murnane that the current scheme to throw a system of E-ZPass gear in a steel gantry over the Westchester bound lanes at Exit 10 on I-287 is unacceptable.

04/11/2013

Rendering of the new Tappan Zee Bridge (credit: New York State Thruway Authority)

Report: Tarrytown In No Rush On Zoning Changes For New Tappan Zee Bridge

Construction of a new Tappan Zee Bridge will likely require some zoning changes in Tarrytown, but officials say they will not rush to pass them.

03/13/2013

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