Cuomo Proposes to Make Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Discount for Staten Islanders Permanent reports, “Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed making the resident toll discount permanent on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge during the first of six regional State of the State addresses [on January 9]. Cuomo mentioned the proposal almost in passing . . . , offering no details or background about his plan before moving on to the next point in his address.” Staten Island residents with E-ZPass accounts have paid a discounted toll rate since 2014.