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MTA to vote today on bridge/tunnel toll hikes

A file photo of cars going through the

A file photo of cars going through the toll booths at the Whitestone Bridge. (June 4, 2003) Photo Credit: NEWSDAY STAFF/Julia Gaines

  The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's board is set to vote Wednesday on a resolution to increase the cost of tolls on its nine bridges and tunnels.

Cash tolls on major crossings, including the Queens Midtown Tunnel and Throgs Neck Bridge, would climb from $5.50 to $6.50 - an increase of about 18 percent.

E-ZPass customers would pay $4.80 at major crossings, an approximately 5 percent increase over the current price of $4.57.

If approved, the new tolls would take effect Dec. 30.

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