Supreme Court upholds discount tolls for Staten Island residents

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by motorists who challenged discounted bridge tolls offered to select groups of New York City residents.

The justices on Monday left in place a lower court decision upholding the discounted tolls for Staten Island residents who cross New York City's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Residents of parts of Queens also receive discounts on other city bridges.

Motorists in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut said that offering discounts to a select group of local residents violated their constitutional right to travel.

The case is Janes v. Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority, 14-1400.

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