One of the many complaints of New York living/working is the expense. Accommodation, office space, taxes – these are just some of the reasons for the oppressive expenditure people encounter.
So it was thrilling for the author of this blog to learn about the cashless tolls that will soon be placed on the New York and New Jersey crossings. Recently approved by the Port Authority, there is now dedicated money being put toward the tolling equipment construction needs. The estimated costs are:
- George Washington Bridge – $89m
- Lincoln Tunnel – $60m
- Holland Tunnel – $60m.
There is a lot of work to be done for this: the construction and mounting of toll readers and cameras; alteration of approach roads; deconstruction of the current toll plazas.
It is hoped that the system will be in operation by 2021, in conjunction with the MTA’s congestion pricing.