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tolls again on Sunday
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Port Authority boosts
tolls again on Sunday

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:Ribicon, 11/30/2012 11:34:44 AM

Fort Lee, N.J. — Motorists will pay more as the next phase of toll increases kick in at Port Authority bridges and tunnels on Sunday. Cash tolls on the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing will increase $1 to $13. Tolls for E-ZPass users will go from $9.50 to $10.25 during peak commuting hours and from $7.50 to $8.25 during off-peak hours. The Port Authority last raised tolls in September 2011. The bistate agency said it needed to offset security-related projects following the 9/11 attacks, a drop in revenue

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Short-term thinking: The sky´s the limit when you have a captive audience.

Agency revenues down because of the ongoing economic "slump," people scale back nonessential travel after previous round of toll hikes. Solution? Why, hike the tolls again!

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: civilservant, 11/30/2012 11:45:02 AM     (No. 9041322)

Call them what they are.........CHRIS CHISTIE´S TOLL INCREASES.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: veritas4ever, 11/30/2012 3:25:54 PM     (No. 9041799)

The Port Authority is a bi-state agency, shared equally by NY & NJ. The PONYA runs the agency, Christie had nothing to do with the increase. I worked for PONYA starting in 1953. We were sworn in as Peace Officers (Cops). We were armed and at that time we were the only state agency that could carry guns across state lines. In an 8 hour tour you covered both ends of the tunnels. We also collected tolls a that time. A single one way trip cost $0.50, and that made motorists angry. I can´t imagine how angry motorists are now with a $13.00 toll. There were discounted monthly tickets then. In order to pay NY State income tax I had to figure how many hours I worked in each state.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 11/30/2012 3:29:49 PM     (No. 9041811)

#2, my dad worked for PONYA for many years, starting in 1950. Not only was the toll low, but PA employees got a book of tickets so they could make the crossing for free.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: civilservant, 12/3/2012 11:02:24 AM     (No. 9045872)

#2 & 3, I hope staff does not mind me posting this link:

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/08/gov_chris_christie_wont_rule_o.html

He and Cuomo have EVERYTHING to do with the increase.

Notice my name? I won´t say which agency I work for but we deal with potholes, highway expansions, ROW acquisitions etc......





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