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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Morning Brief: November 21

Bridging the (Financial) Gap for the 50 Years

Today marks 50 years to the day that the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opened, linking Staten Island to Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. But many New Yorkers are using this time to look at the future instead of the past—the MTA’s considering various toll raises, making the cost up to $16 in cash to cross. The proposal has local elected officials so mad they’re skipping the event.

MTA Approves Increased Bridge And Tunnel Tolls

First fare hikes for subways and buses, now toll increases for bridges and tunnels.

After a public hearing, the MTA today approved toll increases for their nine bridges and tunnels.