NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that its bridge and tunnel fare hikes will take effect early in the morning on March 3.
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Republican mayoral hopeful and brash billionaire businessman John Catsimatidis blasted the rate hike as unfair.
“Give me a break. Don’t punish the people in Staten Island,” Catsimatidis told reporters, including WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond. “They’re taking the money from Brooklyn and Staten Island and diverting it to someplace, I don’t know where, but there’s got to be more responsibility here.”