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The Tappan Zee Bridge is seen from Chopper 880 (file / credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Officials: $14 Toll Expected For New Tappan Zee Bridge; Commuters Go Ballistic

Larry Schwartz, a top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, gave the estimate at a public meeting in Ramapo on Thursday. The new price is nearly three times the current toll cost of $5.

08/03/2012

New York State Thruway Toll Plaza at Tappan Zee Bridge (file / credit: Google Maps)

S&P Downgrades NY Thruway, Warns Of Higher Tolls

Standard & Poor’s said it has reduced its outlook on bonds to finance the state Thruway Authority to negative from stable. The ratings agency also said “aggressive” toll increases may be needed.

06/13/2012

Vehicles approach a Garden State Parkway toll plaza (file / credit: Dough4872 via Wikipedia)

Tolls On Garden State Parkway Could Go All-Electronic

You’re not going to avoid a toll on the Garden State Parkway, but you might avoid stopping at a toll plaza.

06/11/2012

Cars making their way inbound on the George Washington Bridge (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Truck Driver Who Allegedly Used Bogus Plates, Charged After GWB Stop

A Florida truck driver who allegedly used fake license plates _ from different states _ to evade tolls is facing numerous charges after being stopped on the George Washington Bridge in New Jersey.

06/02/2012

The George Washington Bridge enveloped by fog - Fort Lee, NJ - Mar 17, 2012 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to CBSNewYork)

Sen. Lautenberg Calls For Port Authority To Hold Off On Next Toll Hike

Last year, the Port Authority instituted the first round of a two-part toll and fare hike. Now, Sen. Frank Lautenberg wants to stop round two from going into effect.

05/02/2012

Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, and Rockland County Executive Scott Vanderhoef flanked by Jonathan Drapkin and Adam Bosch of Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress - Tarrytown, NY - Apr 26, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

County Executives Want More Information On Tappan Zee Bridge

Westchester County and Rockland County executives want mass transit support to be an essential part of the bridge.

04/26/2012

Trucks and cars drive down the New Jersey Turnpike. (Photo/file by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NJ Turnpike Authority Moves Forward With Toll Cheat Crackdown

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has agreed to pay the state Motor Vehicles Commission up to $35,000 to process vehicle registration suspensions for drivers who owe more than $1,000 in unpaid tolls and fees.

04/26/2012

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Port Authority Continues Lawsuits Against Top Toll Violators

The agency has filed another 14 lawsuits against what it calls its most egregious toll violators. That brings the total number of suits to 33 since February when the agency announced its “Wall of Shame” program.

03/20/2012

Toll Plaza (file / credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Hearing Today On Whether To Bring Tolls Back To Connecticut

It’s been years since there were tolls in Connecticut, but today there is a public hearing about bringing them back.

03/05/2012

Port Authority Police say Miguel Vivar was caught trying to cheat the toll on the GWB. (credit: Port Authority)

Port Authority Cracks Down On Toll Cheats By Suing Top Offenders

The Port Authority is also going after drivers who alter their license plates. One driver installed a toggle switch on his dash board which made the plate flip up, so cameras couldn’t catch him dodging the tolls.

03/02/2012

A sign indicating toll enforcement on the Garden State Parkway - Oct 17, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Garden State Parkway Cheating Down Since Camera Enforcement Began

Violations have dropped from 9 percent to 3 percent since photo enforcement began to target toll cheats in the exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway.

01/27/2012

Garden State Parkway (file)

NJ Drivers Avoiding Turnpike, Garden State Parkway After 50 Percent Toll Increase

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority says traffic on the state’s two major highways decreased in the first week of 2012 compared to a year ago.

01/17/2012

The entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel - Weehawken, NJ - File Photo

2 Sue Port Authority Over Revocation Of Lifetime Toll Passes

Two retired Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police officers who became lawyers have filed lawsuits because the agency revoked lifetime toll and parking passes.

01/04/2012

Vehicles approach the George Washington Bridge toll plaza - Fort Lee, NJ - Sep 23, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

WCBS 880 Tri-State Top 11 Of 2011: No. 5 – Tolls

Commuting by car got a bit less attractive in 2011.

12/29/2011

A sign directing drivers to the New Jersey Turnpike - Ridgefield Park, NJ - May 5, 2008 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

New Jersey Officials Doubling Fines For Toll Cheats

Revenue is down on New Jersey’s two major toll roads so officials are getting aggressive in a bid to collect unpaid tolls.

09/28/2011

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