Port Authority wants you to pay more
(New York - WABC, Oct. 31, 2007) (WABC) -- Commuters get ready to dig deeper into your wallet. The Port Authority is looking to hike Hudson River tolls by $2 to $3. And PATH fares are headed higher too.
Eyewitness News reporter Lisa Colagrossi is live in Fort Lee with the latest.Imagine paying $8.00 to use the George Washington Bridge.That's what's going to happen if the Port Authority has it's way. They are looking at sweeping hikes for PATH trains and Hudson River crossings. From the top of Manhattan to the far reaches of Staten Island -- the plan is to take more money from people who drive -- and those who use the PATH system. The Port Authority won't put in a formal request for the hikes -- until after next week's legislative elections. But once the voting booth is out of the way... The toll booth will look a lot more expensive.
- Tolls on the GWB, the Holland and Lincoln tunnels -- should go up at least $2.
- Tolls would also take a jump on the outerbridge crossing, Goethals bridge and Bayonne bridge, which connect New Jersey and Staten Island.
- PATH fares are also expected to go up, by as much as 50 cents a ride.
- And drivers who rely on EZ pass could lose their one dollar discount.
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