NY, NJ governors unveil scaled-back toll-hike plan

The governors of New York and New Jersey have proposed ascaled-back toll increase plan on bridges and tunnels into New YorkCity. The Port Authority of

NEW YORK - The governors of New York and New Jersey have proposed ascaled-back toll increase plan on bridges and tunnels into New YorkCity. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's original planbasically would have doubled tolls for some motorists from $8 to$17 by 2014. The new plan by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-N.Y.) and Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) would raise tolls to $14.50 for somemotorists by 2015. Fares on the PATH trains would increase 25 cents a year for fouryears, instead of $1 next month.The chairman and vice chairman of the Port Authority announced tonight that they support the plan. The Port Authority runs area bridges, tunnels and transit hubs. The governors also are ordering a top-down audit of the bi-stateagency after a report found it paid $86 million in overtime lastyear. The board is scheduled to vote on the toll hikes tomorrow. AP wire services contributed to this report

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