MTA Board Members Raise Funding Questions about AET Conversion Plan

amNewYork reports, “Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to eliminate toll booths is not getting an easy pass. MTA board members, including the city’s Department of Transportation commissioner, have raised concerns over funding sources and implementation of the plan to automate tolling at all agency bridges and tunnels. Before voting on a motion that would allow the agency to begin the process of replacing toll booths at the MTA’s two tunnels . . . , DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg and other board members said they had little information regarding funding sources for the projects, estimated to cost about $513 million, and how much of an impact fully automated tolls would have on toll collection.”