Higher Fares & Tolls for NYC crossings!
Proposal: Steep PATH, Tunnel & Bridge hikes
Eyewitness News reported that getting to and from NYC is proposed to go up steeply. Cost increases of 50% or more are being suggested.
“The Port Authority announced they need to hike tolls on their bridges and tunnels and fares on PATH trains. Tolls would be $12 for the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridges and the Outerbridge Crossing. They are currently $8 for peak-hour E-Z Pass users and cash.
Tolls would then go up again by $2 for E-ZPass users in 2014.”
“A single ride on the PATH train would be $2.75, up from $1.75. The proposal would go to the governors of New York and New Jersey, who are expected to find a way to partially cut the toll hikes. Officials have been discussing a much needed toll hike for at least a year.
However, the statement outlined why the agency no longer has access to certain transportation monies, causing officials to call for toll hikes steeper than originally expected. Steep layoffs and construction delays, including at the World Trade Center, would result if the hike was not approved.”