MTA transit board approves bridge, tunnel hikes

NEW YORK - (AP) - Drivers using the bridges and tunnels controlledby the MTA are going to have to dig deeper into their pockets topay the tolls.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority board on Wednesdayapproved a toll increase that would go into effect at the end ofthe year.

Drivers paying cash at crossings including the Queens Midtowntunnel and the Throgs Neck bridge would pay $6.50, up from $5.50.Drivers using E-ZPass would pay $4.80, up from $4.57.

The increase comes a couple of weeks after the MTA boardapproved fare hikes for the city's subways, buses and commuterrails.

The increases don't include the Hudson River tunnel and bridgecrossings to Manhattan, which are controlled by another agency.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A fast-moving fire killed five people, including three 1 3 children among victims in New York City house fire
News 12 talks to viewers about how dating 2 Word on the Street: Dating apps and self-esteem
3 Neighborhood Brief for April 23
The New York City nonprofit Guardian Angels stepped 4 Guardian Angels increase patrols in Coney Island
In this photo provided by the New York 5 Investigators sift through wreckage after fire that killed 5

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.