Toll hikes on bridges, tunnels take effect this weekend

Drivers traveling between New Jersey and New York City are going to be paying more to cross the bridges and tunnels beginning this weekend.Cash tolls

JERSEY CITY - Drivers traveling between New Jersey and New York City are going to be paying more to cross the bridges and tunnels beginning this weekend.

Cash tolls on the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bride and Outerbridge Crossing are scheduled to rise from $8 to $12 at 3 a.m. on Sunday. By 2015, they could rise to $15.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey last month approved a plan proposed by Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) and Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) that called for more modest increases than originally proposed by the Port Authority.

Meanwhile, AAA is asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to block the increase, saying the move violates a federal law that requires that tolls be reasonable and that the money go only to transportation projects. In this case, some of the funds will go to the building of the new World Trade Center.

The cost of the PATH is also going up, as fare will increase by $.25 on Sunday to $2.Port Authority board raises tolls, fares

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