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

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

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Police say Jay Marcello inappropriately touched teenagers while 1 Wantagh man charged with sexually abusing kids at day camp
It was the first time Marie Tolley spoke 2 Foundation offers to pay fallen firefighter's mortgage
The Long Island Rail Road is considering filing 3 LIRR mulls suing Amtrak over Penn Station derailments
Khalid Chohan was arrested two years ago after 4 Man who touched underage co-workers gets probation
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is behind a 5 Gov. Cuomo pushes for booze sales in movie theaters

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.