Commuters upset over proposed Port Authority toll hikes

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.

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