Tolls

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

Gov. Chris Christie appears at a bill signing - Barnegat, NJ - Aug 4, 2011 (credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Christie On Planned Port Authority Toll Hike: ‘You’re Kidding, Right?’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is putting in his two cents when it comes to the proposed massive toll and fare hike from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

08/08/2011

Former New Jersey Gov. Dick Codey is interviewed by Wayne Cabot - New York, NY - Aug 4, 2011 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / WCBS 880)

Former New Jersey Gov. Dick Codey Talks Corruption, Presidential Politics, And More

Codey, never shy to speak his mind, didn’t disappoint when he stopped by WCBS Newsradio 880’s studios and spoke at length with afternoon drive anchor Wayne Cabot.

08/04/2011

Williamsburg Bridge (file / credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Calls Renewed For Tolls On East River Bridges

One hundred years after tolls were removed from the East River Bridges, Gridlock Sam is calling for them to be reinstated to get money needed for maintenance and repairs.

07/19/2011

Traffic is seen streaming on to the George Washington Bridge - Fort Lee, NJ (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass for WCBS 880)

Gov. Chris Christie Surprised To Learn He Supports Port Authority Toll Hike

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he just found out through a newspaper that he supports raising Hudson River tolls by $2.

06/07/2011

Schumer Wants E-Z Pass Text Alert System To Help Avoid $50 High-Speed Toll Fees

Schumer wants the four toll agencies that operate E-ZPass in New York State to implement a text-message warning system to alert drivers when their balances run low and about any impending charges they may face.

04/28/2011

Route 78 in New Jersey - File Photo

Toll ‘Hot Lanes’ Not In New Jersey DOT’s Plans

The New Jersey State Assembly is holding a budget hearing today and transportation is on the agenda.

03/31/2011

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

NJ Turnpike Authority Curbs Employee Perks

More than 1,900 New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway employees will no longer get a free ride to work.

10/26/2010

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

Audit Finds Excessive Perks At NJ Turnpike Authority

Auditors say the Turnpike Authority paid its employees $30 million in unjustified bonuses and squandered millions on health insurance while tolls increased.

10/19/2010

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is seen from Chopper 880 on May 11, 2007. (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880

Fare Hike Approved; Bridge, Tunnel Tolls Next

October 27 is T Day.

10/08/2010

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