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NY-NJ port raises tolls

| August 22, 2011

In a deal struck Aug. 19 by the governors of New York and New Jersey and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey tolls on bridges and tunnels jump $10 in September.

The toll for E-ZPass customers during peak hours will increase from $40 to $50 for a 5-axle truck and by another $2 an axle each December in 2012 through 2015. Cash customers get hit harder, paying a penalty of $3 per axle. The tolls apply to eastbound crossings.

The current E-ZPass off-peak fee is $35 and the overnight fee is $27.50. The overnight window will be expanded to 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Most of the revenue raised will go to development projects, including the World Trade Center reconstruction in Manhattan.

  • joe watkins

    raise tolls?a real good way to cut off new york city and long island from the rest of new york state and the rest of the country!!!!every thing in and out of that area moves by truck,raise the tolls,the price of food and everything else is bound to go up to offset the higher toll,why don’t the ny/nj authority find some other way to pay their pet project,ground zero!!!why put the cost on everyone the keeps that city going!!!

  • Forney

    Good for NY,NJ everybody els raise your rate to off set the charges strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.