Supreme Court upholds discount tolls for Staten Island residents

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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WASHINGTON -- 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.