When passing the Outerbridge or other tunnels and bridges, get ready to pay more. This morning, tolls at the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing all rose $4 for cash payers, from $8 to $12. For trucks, the charge is now $13 per axle.
E-ZPass users will also see a raise, from $8 to $9.50. (Carpool users still receive a discount. See information here).
The PATH train also increased its tolls this morning by 25 cents, to $2. It will increase another 75 cents over the next 4 years.
By the time the tolls finish rising in 2015, as originally planned, the price to cross a bridge or tunnel will be $12.50 for E-ZPass users during peak hours, and $15 for cash payers.
As reported last month, Governors Chirstie and Coumo approved the hikes which they say will help maintain the bridges and tunnels.