Tolls go up at bridges and tunnels as Port Authority hikes take effect

The commute became more expensive Sunday morning for many area drivers, as another round of Port Authority toll hikes took effect.

Starting at 3 a.m., all bridges and tunnels between New York and New Jersey have increased their tolls.

EZ Pass customers will now pay an extra 75 cents per ride, while cash tolls will go up from $13 to $14.

It's the fourth of five phased-in toll increases that began in 2011.

The American Automobile Associations of New York and North Jersey had sued to block the toll increase, saying it violated federal law because the money was used partly to cover redevelopment of the World Trade Center.

A federal judge last month refused to stop the increase.

(Some information from the Associated Press.)

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