It’s going to cost more to cross the bridges and tunnels operated by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey. The latest toll increase that’s part of a four-year phased-in plan that was approved by Port Authority commissioners in 2011 will kick in at 3 a.m. Sunday.
It will cost most E-ZPass drivers 75 cents more to cross Port Authority bridges and tunnels – up to $9.75 during off-peak hours, and $11.75 during peak hours. Motorists paying with cash will pay $1 more, up to $14, at all hours.
The American Automobile Associations of New York and North Jersey had tried to block the toll increase, saying it violated federal law because the money was used partly to cover redevelopment of the World Trade Center. The Port Authority claimed it showed the hikes were needed for transportation-related capitalprojects. A federal judge last month refused to stop the increase.