NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – As of 2 a.m. Sunday, new MTA fare hikes are in effect on all bridges and tunnels. For drivers traveling over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge without E-ZPass, the trip will now cost $15.
A Staten Island artist and activist is so outraged that he plans to pay his toll in only pennies.
“It’s frustrating, it’s insane,” Scott LoBaido told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith. “How do you fight the man? How do you fight the man spelled MTA?”
LoBaido said he held a similar penny protest in 2009 when the toll on the Verrazano went up to $11.
“They do not like to take pennies but it is legal tender and they must take the pennies,” he told Smith.