Port Authority toll hike takes effect for EZ Pass drivers

December 1, 2013 10:02:34 AM PST
A toll hike took effect Sunday, adding 75 cents to the EZ pass toll for all of the Port Authority's bridges and tunnels.

That means off-peak tolls have risen to $9, while peak tolls went up to $11.

The cash price will remain the same: $13.

Tolls for trucks are also going up. The heaviest burden will be borne by trucks or towing combinations with six or more axles. Their off-peak E-ZPass rate has risen from $66 to $78, while the peak E-ZPass rate went from $72 to $84.

All rates apply to the Lincoln & Holland tunnels, the George Washington, Bayonne & Goethals bridges, and the Outerbridge Crossing.

Peak hours are weekdays from 6-10 a.m. and 4-8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Off-peak hours are all other times.

It is the third in a series of five Port Authority toll hikes that will end in 2015.