Toll Hike Now In Effect For Bridges, Tunnels Between NYC And N.J.



Effective today, motorists were paying more to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the use of bridges and tunnels from New Jersey into New York City.

The third of five annual toll hikes took effect at 3 a.m. today at bridges and tunnels.

Cars with E-ZPass tags will now pay 75 cents more when they cross the George Washington, Bayonne and Goethals bridges and Outerbridge Crossing, or go through the Lincoln and Holland tunnels.

That brings the E-ZPass peak toll to $11 and the off-peak toll to $9.

Cars paying cash will still pay $13.

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. Read more at CBS NY.

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