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MTA Considers 15 Percent Cash Toll Hike for Bridges and Tunnels

Even drivers will feel the extra pinch in the MTA's new budget, says a Daily News insider.

The MTA is considering a proposal that would raise tolls on New York City’s major bridges and tunnels, according to the New York Daily News.

Under the scenario, cash tolls for the Verrazano Bridge would jump from $13 to $15, while the Robert F. Kennedy, Whitestone and Throgs Neck bridge, as well as the Midtown and Battery tunnels would all increase to $7.50.

Cash tolls on the Henry Hudson Bridge would be raised to $5, while bridges such as the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial and the Cross Bay Vets Memorial would rise to $3.75.

Drivers who use E-ZPass have been given a small discount on tolls – a way to entice more customers. But according to the paper’s sources, with 80 percent of drivers already enrolled in the program, electronic tolls may rise as well.

The MTA board will vote on a final budget in December, with the increased tolls going into effect by March, which is , route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"metrocard-fares-going-up-again-insiders-say"} -->

Arthur J caputo September 20, 2012 at 11:26 AM
Raise the bridge and tunnel tolls ,AGAIN? Who do we have in charge here? With today's economy ,with people struggling to make ends meet ,they want to raise tolls,again. Get in touch with reality. Always going to the sucker taxpayers to fill their coffers.get rid of a;ll the hacks that are on the payroll gravy train.Meanwhile Thanks to the republicans ,who are ruining our country,Billions , our tax dollars are going to subsidize the rich oil companies, and billions for Israel.on top of that.A disgrace and an outrage. Have they no shame?

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