Port Authority raising tolls into NYC

Hike affects six bridges and tunnels
January 4, 2008 10:54:59 AM PST
Millions of drivers will pay $2 more to get into New York City, while commuter train riders will pay an extra 25 cents.The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has passed a 33 percent toll increase for drivers on six bridges and tunnels linking the two states. Drivers who paid $6 one-way will now pay $8.

But the agency reduced a planned increase on PATH trains; it had proposed raising fares from $1.50 to $2, but decided to raise fares to $1.75.

The increase - the first since 2001 - will take effect this spring. It is expected to help fund billions of dollars in construction, including a crucial second rail tunnel under the Hudson River.