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Toll Hikes At Hudson River Crossings Starts Sunday

By Katie Colaneri, WBGO News
November 30, 2012

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Starting Sunday morning, drivers in New York and New Jersey are going to be shelling out more at the Hudson River Crossings.

It’s the second round of toll hikes at Port Authority bridges and tunnels in just over a year.

Drivers paying cash will now have to pay $13 at the George Washington Bridge, the Holland and Lincoln tunnels, the Goethals Bridge, the Bayonne Bridge and the Outerbridge Crossing. Tolls for E-Z pass users will go up by 75 cents.

AAA is suing the Port Authority over the series of five toll increases that began in September of last year. Spokesman Robert Sinclair says the suit is still in the discovery phase.

“We think these toll hikes are patently unfair and illegal and we’re going to continue to fight them in federal court.”

The Port Authority says the toll hikes are needed to fund the multi-billion dollar reconstruction of the World Trade Center and other national security projects.

A third round of hikes is expected to begin next December.

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