Wisniewski on Port Authority Toll Hike: The Port Authority Clearly Has No Mercy

bridge ny tlsAssembly Deputy Speaker John S. Wisniewski (D- Middlesex), chair of the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee, released the following statement after the fourth of five phased-in toll increases on Port Authority of New York and New Jersey bridges and tunnels took effect Sunday:

“Just in time for the holidays, the Port Authority is like the Grinch who’s once again come to steal the joy of New Jersey residents. The difference is that the Grinch eventually grew a heart. The Port Authority, on the other hand, clearly has no mercy.

“As New Jersey residents struggle to provide for their families in the midst of a still-lacking job climate in a state with an extraordinarily high cost of living, it’s simply insulting that even more of their hard-earned money now goes into the hands of such a dysfunctional entity.

“This toll increase is just the most recent example in a larger narrative for this broken bi-state agency. With a budget larger than that of 26 states and no oversight whatsoever, the Port Authority has made a deplorable habit of punishing commuters for its out-of-control spending. The comprehensive reform the legislature now seeks is a much-needed effort to rein in that recklessness, put an end to the abuse of power and restore public confidence.”


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  1. NYC is telling you to leave your car home and take the bus/train. Its a good idea. I do it all the time. Driving and parking in NY is expensive. If you need to go to New England, take the TZ bridge.

  2. Remember this the next time you vote for an incompetent political crony or you stand and do nothing by not voting. You’ll have alternatives in November.

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