A Long Island City taxi driver has been busted for evading more than $28,000 in tolls by “piggybacking” on cars through Robert F. Kennedy Bridge E-Z Pass lanes.
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Once again, congestion pricing plans, which include the imposition of tolls on the East River bridges, have been circulating throughout the city.
Tolls on the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge, suspended since Sandy, went back into the effect on Saturday, December 1. Crossing once again costs $3.25 in the cash lane and $1.80 for E-ZPass users. Since the bridge reopened a few days after the storm, fares going across the Cross Bay, along with the Marine Parkway-Gil [...]
Toll hikes go into effect on Port Authority crossings beginning Sunday, a December tradition drivers will have to get used to. E-ZPass users will be paying an additional 75 cents — $8.25 off peak and $10.25 on peak — while cash tolls will rise $1 to $13. All increases will apply to the Lincoln & Holland [...]
City straphangers are getting a brief reprieve from a 2013 fare hike, but will soon be paying more at both the turnstile and MetroCard machine. The MTA approved a preliminary budget including a bump in 2013 fares, followed by further increases in 2015 and 2017. A $1 “green fee” will also be added to newly [...]