Brooklyn residents ask MTA for Verrazano Bridge toll break

The MTA board recently approved a plan to give Staten Island residents toll breaks. (3/7/14)

BROOKLYN - Brooklyn residents are asking the MTA to approve toll breaks when crossing the Verrazano Bridge.

The MTA board recently approved a plan to give Staten Island residents a toll break when going over the Verrazano, and Brooklyn neighbors are wondering why they aren't getting the same treatment.

State Sen. Marty Golden and other elected officials are calling on the MTA to offer a multi-trip toll discount for any driver with an E-ZPass who crosses the bridge. 

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One Brooklyn resident says he crosses the bridge about 300 times per year and it is costing him about $3,500 per year.

Any multi-trip discount would have to be approved by the MTA board, the governor and the state Legislature.

The toll to cross the bridge is currently at $15, while Staten Island residents with an E-ZPass pay $6.

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