New York City Truck Tolls for Bridges, Tunnels Set to Increase by Year’s End
On December 30, truck tolls are set to increase on six of the seven major bridges and tunnels operated within New York City by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Expect tolls for car and truck E-ZPasses to rise by 5 percent, with truck tolls increasing $10 to $15 – or even higher. For example, the $84 toll for a 7-axle truck without E-ZPass crossing the Verrazano will jump to $100, according to an article in the November 8 issue of Transport Topics. Other crossings affected by the new MTA tolls are the Bronx Whitestone Bridge, the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, the Queens Midtown Tunnel, the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge (formerly the Triborough Bridge) and the Throgs Neck Bridge. MTA also operates the Henry Hudson Bridge, which does not allow trucks. Tolls are set to increase again in 2013.