MTA’s Fare, Toll Hike Proposals Slammed in Queens

Queens Chronicle reports, “About two dozen Queens residents and a handful of public officials spoke out Monday night [December 5] against some or all of the proposals for transit fare and bridge toll hikes being proposed by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.” The MTA has two proposals on the table that would increase revenue by four percent in the next two years. “In either case, cash tolls on the Throgs Neck, Whitestone and Triborough-RFK bridge would increase 50 cents to $8.50, as would tolls at the Queens Midtown and Hugh L. Carey tunnels. E-Z Pass tolls would increase 22 cents to $5.76,” the report adds.