Falling Ice Plagues City; Briefly Shuts Down Upper Level Of Verrazano BridgeAs temperatures jumped to 40 degrees on Wednesday, melting and falling ice put pedestrians and drivers at risk.
Astorino: MTA Needs New Plan For Transportation Improvements On Staten IslandAstorino says the MTA's five-year plan is expiring this year, and there still isn't a proposal to replace it.
Brooklyn Lawmakers: 'The Tolls Are Too Damn High,' Seek Discounted Verrazano TollState Sen. Marty Golden and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis are leading the effort to reduce the $15 toll for frequent bridge users from Brooklyn. The toll for E-ZPass tagholders is $10.66 per trip.
City Officials Call For Equal Toll System For New York City BridgesBrooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Councilman Vincent Gentile said they plan to introduce a resolution in the New York City Council that will call for a fair system of fares on both sides of New York City's bridges.
Cuomo Announces Toll Drop For Staten Islanders Who Take VerrazanoGov. Andrew Cuomo was on Staten Island Thursday afternoon to announce the new effective cost of the toll will drop to $5.50 for Staten Island residents in non-commercial vehicles.
City Council Candidate: Bike Lanes Would Prevent Suicides On Verrazano BridgeThe MTA said a host of issues including the cost, high winds and the weight of the suspension cables would all need to be a part of a feasibility study which would not begin until next year or later.
Online Petition Asks To Waive Tolls On Verrazano Bridge As S.I. Rebuilds After SandyThe petition launched last week on the site SignOn.org requests a three-month moratorium on Verrazano Bridge tolls for Staten Island residents, relief workers and volunteers.
Staten Islanders Furious As MTA Considers A $15 Toll To Cross Verrazano BridgeThe MTA wants to hike the Verrazano Bridge toll to $15 dollars. And Staten Islanders are banding together to say "enough is enough" with all these tolls.