The Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials are considering yet another hike on the Verrazano Bridge for drivers going from Brooklyn to Staten Island, the New York Post reports.
The toll on the Verrazano Bridge is currently $15 for westbound trips. The MTA fare hike is proposing $16, making it one of the highest fees for a crossing in the country.
The proposal will be voted on by the MTA board in January. The board could choose an alternative that would target only truck drivers with a hike. But if the vote passes for regular motorists, it will also affect the charge for E-ZPass users who live outside of Staten Island, an increase from $10.66 to $11.08.
Also, if the board approves the rate increase for cars, the MTA may also raise the tolls for East River crossings such as the RFK/Triborough Bridge and the Queens-Midtown Tunnel, reported the paper.