New York City to Raise Tolls and Fares
NEW YORK CITY - Toll and fare hikes have been approved for use of bridges, tunnels and trains in the nation's largest metropolitan area.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey board approved the changes Friday.
Drivers will pay $1.50 more to enter New York from New Jersey starting next month, with an off-peak toll of $7.50 and $9.50 during peak hours.
Smaller increases will continue yearly until 2015. Drivers without E-ZPass will pay $2 extra, up to $12 in September and topping off at $15 in December 2015.
The $1.75 fare to ride the PATH trains between New Jersey and New York will increase 25 cents a year for four years.
The Port Authority originally proposed much higher increases and angered commuters.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie released a plan Thursday for more modest increases than originally proposed by the agency.