Top city pols backed switching the Verrazzano Bridge to two-way tolling Sunday as a way to cut down on congestion on Staten Island and in southern Brooklyn.
The proposal — backed by top members of the city’s Albany and Washington delegations — would cut the current tolls in half, but charge drivers both ways.
Supporters say that will stop New Jersey commuters from avoiding tolls as they drive towards Manhattan and Brooklyn, reducing traffic on the island and generating badly needed cash for the MTA.
“Split tolling will have three advantages,” said MTA chairman Pat Foye. “One: it will reduce congestion and create better air quality. Two: truckers will be paying their fair share, which will generate revenue and fund investments. And three: create jobs on Staten Island.”
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