Monday marks first commuting day with higher tolls in NJ

    If you hear loud grumblings sounds coming from New Jersey’s bridges, tunnels and PATH stations this morning, it’s likely coming from commuters.

    Today marks the first work day they must pay increased tolls and PATH fares.

    Cash tolls on the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bride and Outerbridge Crossing rose from $8 to $12 on Sunday morning. And peak-hour tolls for users of the E-ZPass electronic payment system went from $8 to $9.50.

    The PATH now costs riders an extra 25 cents, pushing fares to $2.00 per trip. That’s despite a last-ditch attempt by AAA to ask the U.S. Department of Transportation to block the plan.

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    Further increases will be phased in over the next 4 years.

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