NY Lawmaker Cheers MTA Move to AET and Raises Red Flag on Potential “Toll Beaters”

Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports that State Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis ((R-C-Bay Ridge-Staten Island) is generally supportive of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to convert the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to an all-electronic toll collection system, but she “warned . . . she is concerned about the possibility of drivers trying to beat the system. The MTA, the agency that will be implementing the governor’s plan, needs to stay on top of it, she said. . . . ‘[W]e have had problems with toll beaters in the past and the MTA needs to ensure that this will not increase the risk of losing toll revenue to those who cheat the system. . . .’”