Tolls

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

Subway turnstile at Penn Station (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

MTA Fare Hikes Take Some Commuters By Surprise

Bus and subway fare hikes took effect at midnight, while tolls on the MTA’s seven bridges and two tunnels went up at 2 a.m.

03/03/2013

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Connecticut Legislators Take Up Bill To Put Tolls On Borders

The bill under discussion Monday in the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee would place tolls at Connecticut’s borders and proponents see tolls as the only way to raise money for badly needed road and bridge repairs.

02/25/2013

Mayoral Candidate Joseph Lhota (file / credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Mayoral Candidate Joseph Lhota In Radio Interview: NYC In ‘Fragile’ State

“All of the great that happened, the foundation that Mayor Giuliani built during his term and that Mike Bloomberg has built on top of that, they’re quite fragile,” he told WCBS 880 morning anchors Michael Wallace and Pat Carroll.

01/30/2013

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Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission Plans To Step Up Patrols During Winter Holidays

Arnold Conoline Jr., the commission’s acting executive director, says the increased security will remain in effect through at least New Year’s Day. The agency also is considering some long-term measures that might help prevent suicides.

12/23/2012

Long Island Railroad ticket machine (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

MTA Approves Fare, Toll Hikes; Changes Take Effect March 1

The MTA board voted on the proposed increases on Wednesday. Members unanimously approved the fare hikes. Only one member voted against increasing tolls.

12/19/2012

Long Island Railroad ticket machine (credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

MTA Releases Final Fare, Toll Increase Proposal

If approved, Long Island Rail Road riders will be hit with increases as high as 15 percent.

12/14/2012

Traffic on I-95 in Norwalk - Oct. 31, 2012 (credit: CT DOT)

Connecticut Officials Consider Tolls To Raise Funds For Road Repairs

Questionnaires will soon be handed out to drivers at rest stops along Interstate 84 in Hartford and Interstate 95 in the southwestern part of the state to analyze driving patterns.

12/11/2012

Toll Plaza (file/credit: CBS 2)

Toll Increases Take Effect On Port Authority Crossings

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.

12/02/2012

Queens Community Hard Hit By Superstorm Sandy Continues Recovery Efforts

Toll Collections Resume On 2 Bridges In Rockaways

Toll collections resumed Saturday morning at two bridges in the storm-damaged Rockaways.

12/01/2012

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