Sue Serino Calls For Pause on Toll Increases

ALBANY – Senator Sue Serino is calling for a pause on implementing scheduled toll increases on Hudson Valley Bridges.

Senator Sue Serino said, “At a time when every penny counts for most New York families, we should not be increasing tolls. The only people who are regularly utilizing the bridges right now are essential workers. These are the very people who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, and they should not have to bear the burden of increased costs associated with traveling to and from the jobs we rely on them for. The Bridge Authority has done a great job keeping costs down and staving off toll increases for nearly a decade. Pausing this increase for the time being is one way we can continue to honor those who are doing their part during this time to keep our community safe and healthy.”

Just last month, the NYS Bridge Authority recently experienced no substantial opposition to the proposed modest toll hike that will bring tolls on the Hudson Valley Bridges it operates from $1.25 to $1.65 by 2023 for passenger vehicles with E-ZPass. Cars without E-ZPass, which are currently charged $1.50, will be charged $2.15 by 2023.

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