NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is 50 years old but not everyone is celebrating.
Staten Island’s politicians boycotted the anniversary ceremony Friday because of a proposed toll hike announced earlier this week. The double-decked suspension bridge links the borough with Brooklyn.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has proposed raising the one-way cash toll for cars by $1 to $16. Toll increases also would be applied across all major MTA bridge and tunnel crossings.