Get Ready for the Next Round of Port Authority Toll Hikes
Travel & Local Attractions, Local News
By Amy Gernon
Published: November 30 2012
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced new toll hikes that will take effect on Sunday, Dec. 2.
The second phase of the Port Authority’s planed toll hikes on its bridges and tunnels will take effect on Sunday, Dec. 2.
Cash tolls on the George Washington Bridge, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge, the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and the Outerbridge Crossing will go from $12 to $13.
E-ZPass users will see a seventy-five cent increase on the same Port Authority bridges and tunnels.
Users will be charged $10.25 during peak commuting hours, and $8.25 during off-peak hours.
The tolls were last raised by the Port Authority in September 2011, and will go up again on Dec. 1, 2013.
Peak hours are from 6-10 a.m. and 4-8 p.m. on weekdays, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.
Revenue from the increases is being used to fund various projects, including enhanced security measures and the $11 billion World Trade Center complex.
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