Massive toll hike looms across Hudson River bridge and tunnels
It may soon be much more expensive for those in New Jersey to get into the city, if the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey gets its way.
The bistate authority is planning massive fare and toll hikes, sometimes more than 50 percent increases, on the PATH, the Lincoln and Holland tunnels, the George Washington Bridge and other bridges, according to a doomsday plan unveiled Friday.
And the most pain will be felt by drivers who pay cash: Cash tolls getting into the city could go as high as $15.
If the proposal is approved, one of the proposed hikes, a $4 increase for E-ZPass customers, could go into effect as early as September.
The fare hike would be the Port Authority’s first increase since 2008. According to the proposal, the bridge and tunnel tolls would again be raised in 2014 by an additional $2.