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Toll hike at NY-NJ bridges and tunnels take effect on Jan. 7

by Staff

They are ringing in the new year with a resolution for more revenue.

A 63-cent hike on the current toll rate for The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey crossings takes effect on Sunday.

The toll for E-ZPass users will increase by 4.3% to $15.38 from $14.75 during peak hours — 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.

Drivers during off-peak hours will see the price rise 4.9%, to $13.38, from the current $12.75.

Motorists who do not have a New York or New Jersey-issued E-ZPass will shell out even more, $17.63.

That’s a 3.7% hike from the current $17.

No cash is accepted at any of the PA crossings.

The new rates are based on inflation and determined by the consumer price index increase of 3.7 percent from September 2022 to September 2023, the Port Authority said in a December press release.

The toll hikes apply only at bridges and tunnels between the Big Apple and Garden State — the Lincoln and Holland tunnels, the George Washington, Bayonne, and Goethals bridges, and the Outerbridge Crossing — and are charged to cars entering New York City, but not those returning to New Jersey.

Rush hour drivers with E-ZPass will pay $14.75 to enter Manhattan from the Holland Tunnel and other PA crossings, while those without the electronic toll payment tags will pay $17.63 starting Sunday. Getty Images
George Washington Bridge
The toll hikes apply at bridges and tunnels between New York and New Jersey, including the George Washington Bridge. Paul Martinka

The hikes come ahead of a controversial congestion pricing plan that is slated to start in March, which will see Gotham drivers forced to pay an additional toll of $15 when they exit the Holland or Lincoln tunnels and enter Manhattan’s central business district south of 60th Street. 

The congestion pricing plan, approved by the Metropolitan Transit Authority board in December, is being fought in court both by New Jersey and by Staten Island Borough President Vito Fossella and the city teacher’s union.




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