Commuters upset over proposed Port Authority toll hikes

Drivers are upset over proposed $4 toll hikes on the George Washington Bridge and the Lincoln and Holland tunnels.The plan proposed by the Port Authority

EDISON - Drivers are upset over proposed $4 toll hikes on the George Washington Bridge and the Lincoln and Holland tunnels.

The plan proposed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey would also hike fares on the PATH train by $1 and raise tolls on cars an additional $2 in 2014.

Gov. Chris Christie explained at a meeting yesterday that the proposal can be vetoed, but "the Port Authority made it very clear in the announcement on Friday that would mean that hundreds of projects would have to be stopped and thousands of people would be laid off." The governor also cautioned that "progress on the World Trade Center site could slow or stop all together."

Christie says he and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo need more information before deciding what, if any, toll increase would be appropriate.

A series of public hearings has been scheduled across New Jersey regarding the issue.

Information on toll-increase hearings.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Video: Preparing White House for new president 'organized 1 Video: Preparing White House for new president 'organized chaos'
From a businessman in Atlantic City to president 2 From businessman to president, a look at Donald Trump's journey
Workers help build a deck for Boonton resident 3 Nonprofit group builds deck for disabled veteran
Jersey Weekend Buzz 4 Jersey Weekend Buzz
Connor Mills is today's Scholar Athlete. 5 Scholar Athlete - Connor Mills

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

It's good to know you have Walt Kane Kane in Your Corner

It's good to know you have Walt Kane in your corner.

News 12 takes a look at the hottest Tech Check

Eric Landskroner has a look at the latest gadgets and biggest stories in tech.

News 12 On the Scene

Check out these exclusive videos from New Jersey celebs!

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE