NY/NJ Port Authority to vote on toll, fare hikes

    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is set to vote on toll and fare hikes on its bridges, tunnels and trains.

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie released a plan late yesterday for more modest increases than originally proposed by the Port Authority.

    The new plan calls for drivers to pay $1.50 more to enter New York from New Jersey starting next month. Smaller increases would continue yearly until 2015. Drivers without EZ-Pass would have to pay $2 extra.

    The $1.75 fare to ride the PATH train would increase 25 cents a year for four years.

    The Port Authority originally proposed much higher increases, angering commuters.

    The agency’s board is scheduled to vote on the plan at its Manhattan headquarters this morning.

     

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