Reps. Josh Gottheimer and Bill Pascrell Jr., both Democrats who represent New Jersey’s Fifth and Ninth congressional districts, respectively, sent a letter to Port Authority Chairman, and former New Jersey assemblyman and senator, Kevin O’Toole Monday, urging him to reverse course on the agency’s plan to discontinue carpool toll discount on the George Washington Bridge..
“We oppose any effort that will force New Jersey drivers to carry to burden of yet another costly toll hike, and one weigh entirely on the pocketbooks of commuters, make traffic worse, and contribute to further damage of our already-fragile environment,” the congressmen said in the letter.
The Port Authority is planning to eliminate the discount in January due to the implementation of camera-operated cashless tolls. The discount will cost New Jersey drivers $2,125 more annually in tolls.
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