Port Authority will consider new airport fee, higher tolls at Thursday meeting

NEW YORK, NY – Get ready to pay even more to cross the bridge into New York City.

On Thursday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey board of commissioners will consider a $4.8 billion spending increase over the next ten years which would be funded, in part, by massive new toll, fare and fee increases – the first since 2015. These hikes would be in addition to the congestion pricing plan of Governor Andrew Cuomo

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The biggest change would be a new $4 per trip fee imposed on all taxi and rideshare journeys (Uber and Lyft) to the airport; if you’re using AirTrains, brace yourselves for when the fare rate leaps from $2 all the way up to $7.75. 

Flying is the least of it. Tolls for the George Washington Bridge, the Lincoln Tunnel, and the Holland Tunnel would tick up by $1 per car (from $15 to $16) under the proposal. E-ZPass discounts are going to be less than before, and non-New York and New Jersey drivers may no longer qualify at all even if they use an E-ZPass.

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