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Old 10-27-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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MTA board approves toll hikes, Verrazano cash toll rises to $13 | SILive.com
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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WOW, but I'm not surprised. I live in Bay Ridge and use the Verrazano (via the Goethals) whenever I get out of the city. Currently my EZ Pass only deducts $9.14. When I get to NJ I always make it worth my while by filling up on that lower priced NJ gas.
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Old 10-27-2010, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Thirteen dollars to cross a bridge.

It really is a sin, we as people should pick one day where no one will cross the bridge. Even though they will lose money, we have power in people. But of course there will always be those goodie-goodie people that will still use it.

How much higher can this bridge go to??

I think the MTA should disclose all their accounting made public, so we can see where this money is going to, because obviously something is very wrong here.
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Old 10-27-2010, 01:41 PM
 
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That statement is deceptive as it is roundtrip..NOT one way..it is $6.50 to cross the bridge one way AND staten island residents get a $2 discount (for round trip).
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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That statement is deceptive as it is roundtrip..NOT one way..it is $6.50 to cross the bridge one way AND staten island residents get a $2 discount (for round trip).
That makes it better? It's still 13 bucks round trip FOR A BRIDGE.
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Old 10-27-2010, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Elsewhere
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That makes it better? It's still 13 bucks round trip FOR A BRIDGE.
Costs a lot to maintain those suckers. Or you could build a new one.

The estimate to build the new Goethals is $755 million in 2007 dollars.

Whose bright idea was it to build a city this big on a bunch of islands, anyway? : )
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:36 PM
 
Location: The Ranch in Olam Haba
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It's still 13 bucks round trip FOR A BRIDGE.
Well theres always the ferry.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:02 PM
 
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This is the price people pay to live in the city and owning a car in the city. With all the tolls in and around the city you really feel trap.

At least in the Bronx you don't feel trap. Queens and Brooklyn you can beat the tolls by the 59st bridge then one of the free Bronx bridges (This depends on traffic obviously).
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Old 10-27-2010, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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Costs a lot to maintain those suckers. Or you could build a new one.

The estimate to build the new Goethals is $755 million in 2007 dollars.

Whose bright idea was it to build a city this big on a bunch of islands, anyway? : )
Part of the complaint is that when 'they' decided to build this bridge, S Islanders were told that the bridge would be free after it was paid off. BS of course. But, 13 bucks for a bridge?

It's all MTA subsidies - bridges, tunnels and even landline phone bills have a surchage on them.
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Old 10-27-2010, 11:41 PM
 
Location: The Ranch in Olam Haba
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Why doesn't the MTA (TBTA) share the pain and raise the trains and buses to $5 a ride?
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