Some NYC bridge, tunnel tolls rise Sunday

March 15, 2008 3:11:57 PM PDT
Starting this weekend, motorists will be paying more to use many of New York's bridges and tunnels. At 3 a.m. Sunday, cars crossing the Verrazano Narrows Bridge from Brooklyn to Staten Island will be charged $10, up from $9. Drivers using E-ZPass will pay $8.30, up from $8. That toll is only in one direction.

The millions of extra dollars raised will help the Metropolitan Transportation Authority cover the rising costs of maintenance and repair.

Cash customers will pay $5 to cross the Triborough Bridge in each direction, up from $4.50. That toll also applies to the Whitestone Bridge, the Throgs Neck Bridge, the Queens Midtown Tunnel and the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel. The E-ZPass rate will be $4.15.

The MTA also has raised tolls at the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge, the Henry Hudson Bridge and the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge.

Also facing higher tolls are motorcycles, trucks, buses and recreational vehicles.

Earlier this month, Port Authority tolls went up, as did fares on subways, buses and commuter rail systems.


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