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Port Authority raises NY-NJ bridge & tunnel tolls (from Sep 18, 2011)

Port Authority raises NY-NJ bridge & tunnel tolls (from Sep 18, 2011)

Old Aug 8, 11, 7:30 pm
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Thumbs down Port Authority raises NY-NJ bridge & tunnel tolls (from Sep 18, 2011)

The PA also wants non ez-pass tag holders (Cash payers) to pay $15 to cross into NY.

They also plan on raising the Path fares from $1.75 to $2.75, which makes it more expensive than the NYC subway..


Hopefully Cuomo or Christie shuts them down or come up with something reasonable.

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MODERATOR'S NOTE


An agreement between Govs. Cuomo and Christie has been reported on 8/19/11:

NYPost: Cuomo, Christie reach deal on huge toll hikes

For the official Port Authority of NY & NJ Press Release with full details, see:

PORT AUTHORITY BOARD APPROVES TWO-PART FISCAL HEALTH PLAN THAT INCLUDES REVISED TOLL AND FARE RATES AND DEMANDS AGENCY ACCOUNTABILITY THROUGH COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW

For current Port Authority tolls, see:

http://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tunnels/tolls.html


As of September 18, 2011, Port Authority crossing tolls between NY and NJ (Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, George Washington Bridge, Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing) will be as follows:

E-ZPass tolls
• Cars (Class 1) $7.50 off-peak / $9.50 peak (up from $6/$8)
• Motorcycles (Class 11) $6.50 off-peak / $8.50 peak (up from $5/$7)
• Carpool Plan (Class 1, 11) $3.50 at all times (up from $2)

• Weekday peak hours will extend one hour later to 6–10am and 4–8pm (from 6–9pm and 4–7pm)
• Weekend peak hours will extend one hour earlier and later to 11am–9pm (from 12pm–8pm)

• All tolls will increase by $0.75 per year through 2015 (as of first Sun in Dec)

Cash tolls
• Cars (Class 1) $12 at all times (up from $8).
• Car tolls will increase by $0.75 per year, rounded to the nearest dollar, through 2015 (as of first Sun in Dec)

• Motorcycles (Class 11) $11 at all times (up from $7)
• Motorcycle tolls will increase by $1.00 per year through 2015 (as of first Sun in Dec)

PATH fares
• $2.00 (up from $1.75)
• will increase by $0.25 per year through 2015

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Old Aug 8, 11, 7:59 pm
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PATH would still be pretty cheap, no? What's a PATH ticket to NWK compared to NJ Transit? How much does the ferry charge to cross the Hudson?
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I wonder how much the Verranzano will be.
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I wonder how much the Verranzano will be.
The Verrazano is an MTA crossing, not a PANYNJ crossing.
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Old Aug 8, 11, 9:35 pm
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PATH would still be pretty cheap, no? What's a PATH ticket to NWK compared to NJ Transit? How much does the ferry charge to cross the Hudson?
Path is still cheap into Jersey.. But considering the number of stops its more expensive than the subway.

Isn't the Ferry like 6 bucks?

But the tolls are a rip off. There is no way to get into Manhattan without paying the PA and they can charge whatever they want at this rate..
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The Verrazano is an MTA crossing, not a PANYNJ crossing.
That I wasn't aware of. They're increase it anyways to match the others probably.
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The Verrazano is an MTA crossing, not a PANYNJ crossing.
That I wasn't aware of. They're increase it anyways to match the others probably.
The current cash toll on the Verrazano is $13.
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The current cash toll on the Verrazano is $13.
The NYS lotto is 13 million dollars. Next drawing 8/10/11.
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The PA wants to raise the path from $1.75 to $2.75 per trip so the rail commuters are also getting it in the end. For people living in Manhattan that lived near a Path Station getting to midtown has been a cheaper option than the subway.
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When the Holland Tunnel cost 50 cents each way, the E-L railroad ran a car and passenger ferry from Hoboken to Barclay Street. The total fare for car, driver and passengers was 26 cents. With the raised rates someone has to get a car ferry back in business and compete. Unfortunately there are no docks immediately available but someone from Seattle might have a spare ferry.
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Originally Posted by ewrfox View Post
The PA also wants non ez-pass tag holders (Cash payers) to pay $15 to cross into NY.

They also plan on raising the Path fares from $1.75 to $2.75, which makes it more expensive than the NYC subway..


Hopefully Cuomo or Christie shuts them down or come up with something reasonable.
Christie was outraged; Cuomo merely said it was a "non starter". Illuminating....

I don't remember a time when the PATH were more expensive than a metrocard ride/token.
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If the Path is more expensive than the MTA...it's just one more reason for me to almost never visit my friends that live in NJ.
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The current cash toll on the Verrazano is $13.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's a RT toll since you only pay when leaving Brooklyn.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's a RT toll since you only pay when leaving Brooklyn.
All the TransHudson passages (bridge and tunnel) are one way tool 1 way free.
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When the Holland Tunnel cost 50 cents each way, the E-L railroad ran a car and passenger ferry from Hoboken to Barclay Street. The total fare for car, driver and passengers was 26 cents. With the raised rates someone has to get a car ferry back in business and compete. Unfortunately there are no docks immediately available but someone from Seattle might have a spare ferry.
Good luck getting a car ferry allowed just looked what happened with Cars on the SI ferry it was killed for "security" reasons.
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