NY-NJ Port Authority plans $4 toll hike next month

NEW YORK - (AP) - The Port Authority says it plans to raise the toll on its bridges and tunnels by $4 next month, bringing the peak-hour cost to $12 for E-Z Pass holders.

The New York-New Jersey agency says an additional $2 increase is planned for 2014.

The toll hike would affect such major Hudson River crossings asthe George Washington Bridge and the Lincoln and Holland tunnels.

In addition, the Port Authority says it plans to raise fares onthe PATH train from $1.75 to $2.75. It says with discounts theaverage fare will be $2.

The plan has to be approved at an Aug. 19 board meeting. It is subject to veto by either state's governor.

The agency blames the recession, security costs and neededrepairs for the toll hike.

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