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Old 12-30-2010, 03:37 PM
 
Location: QUEENS NYC
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the tolls are 6.50$ now to cross the bridge im in traffic to cross the whitestone now. they aren't playin games out here. thoughts?
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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the tolls are 6.50$ now to cross the bridge im in traffic to cross the whitestone now. they aren't playin games out here. thoughts?
Is the new toll for cash or for ez-pass??
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:13 PM
 
Location: QUEENS NYC
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no ez-pass users only saw a 5% increase, whereas cash payers saw an 18% increase

im takin the train from now on
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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no ez-pass users only saw a 5% increase, whereas cash payers saw an 18% increase

im takin the train from now on
oh ok...yea i think the port authority is planning to eliminate the cash lanes. I think i read in the daily news a few months ago that ez-pass was going to be mandatory or something like that. I'll post the link when I find it.

They're going to raise the train fares too...there's no escape lol
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:07 PM
 
Location: QUEENS NYC
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no way they can't eliminate the cash lanes bc of the out of staters and people who don't commute that way everyday. I'd read that article tho. i tried playin dumb today with the toll sayin I only brought 5.50 because I didn't know and the attendant said he would bill me the 1 $. smh there's no way out
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: The Milky Way Galaxy
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$13 just to cross the Verrazano...lol I can't wait till I don't have to head into NYC and LI anymore...
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:46 PM
 
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no way they can't eliminate the cash lanes bc of the out of staters and people who don't commute that way everyday.
There have been proposals made to get rid of the cash lanes. Along with EZ-PASS there'd be cameras reading license plates, and drivers would be billed. The term is "video tolling".

Among the obstacles to that approach are the timeliness of data from other states -- and even countries, as there are a significant number of cars from Canada on the roads here. And, even if the data is accurate, how will a driver from, say, Nevada or British Columbia be compelled to pay a $6.50 bill from NYC?

Anyway, it's supposedly going to happen, first on the Henry Hudson Bridge in 2012.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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$13 just to cross the Verrazano...lol I can't wait till I don't have to head into NYC and LI anymore...
complete insanity.

13 dollars for a bridge crossing, who would believe it.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:49 PM
 
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Most of the residents of NYC do not drive cars.

Raise it up, send the cash to the subway/buses and rehabilitation of the city infrastructure.

Too bad most of this money will find it's way into an upstate highway.



http://www.streetsblog.org/2010/12/2...g/#more-248685
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:04 PM
 
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How else do you expect Toll workers to earn their 6 figure keep??

These are 2009 YTD figures, WITHOUT pensions, benefits, bonuses, etc.. wonder why they leave those figure out hmm..

$110,994 Port Authority of NY&NJ Plantz, Joseph P Tolls Supervisor
$108,315 Port Authority of NY&NJ Dunleavy, Owen J Tolls Supervisor
$100,108 Port Authority of NY&NJ Blend Jr, Walter L Tolls Supervisor
$105,389 Port Authority of NY&NJ Brandwein, Howard J Tolls Supervisor
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